Our team of dedicated surgeons treats some of the most challenging and complex cases from across the US. We focus only on thoracic surgery and have pioneered many now-standard procedures used to treat thoracic cancers. The team provides state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment and post-surgical services, including:
Chest and airway reconstruction
Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Resection of tumours in the chest wall, lungs and mediastinum
Lung-sparing techniques for benign and malignant neoplasms of the lung
Resection of tumours obstructing a bronchus or in the trachea
We offer many minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as:
Bronchoscopy to explore the bronchial passages
Navigation bronchoscopy to biopsy peripheral lung nodules or placement of radiosurgical markers to enhance tracking of the lung tumours during radiation treatment
Esophagoscopy to sample lymph nodes around the airway or lung
Mediastinoscopy to explore the area between the lungs and nearby lymph nodes
Thoracoscopy to explore the thorax
Oesophagal endoscopic ultrasound
Pioneering Radiation Therapy Programs
Specialists in the Thoracic Radiation Oncology Program employ high-precision radiation therapy to treat patients with lung cancers and other cancers in the chest with the overarching goal of causing little or no side effects. Pioneering technological advances for the benefit of our patients include:
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for reducing side effects and improving tumour kill.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for the treatment of early-stage lung cancers. And increasingly also metastatic cancers
4-dimensional (4D) CT scanning and respiratory gating for treatment of lung tumours that move around with breathing
Proton beam therapy in patients with certain lung cancers.
Our radiation oncologists are part of a highly specialized multidisciplinary team that closely coordinates the care of each patient. Cutting-edge research aims at increasing the efficacy and reducing the side effects of radiation therapy as well as integrating radiation with revolutionizing biological drug therapies.