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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:57:59 PM

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery encompasses the operative and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Cardiovascular surgery is included in this area and is the surgical care of carotid and coronary artery disease, heart valves, and birth anomalies of the heart. They may also treat surgically tumors of the chest, including the lung, esophagus, and chest wall. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of this specialty.