Thoracic Surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of disorders in and around the chest. Historically, and still currently in many hospitals around the country, chest or upper abdominal surgery involves significantly invasive operations. This, in turn, leads to a longer and more painful recovery for the patient.
The surgeons in the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at Emory are experts in performing minimally invasive procedures using smaller incisions, specialized instruments like the da Vinci robotic surgical system, and other dedicated technologies. Greater than three quarters of the thoracic surgeries at Emory are performed using minimally-invasive techniques.
This allows our patients to have less pain, shorter hospital stays, smaller scars and, most importantly, a quicker recovery and return to normal activities and work.