Chest Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Page. Chest surgery at Mayo Clinic (also known as thoracic surgery) involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone).

Follow this page to stay up-to-date on clinical trial research, patient stories and useful information for all of your thoracic needs. Our goal is to connect you to others to become informed decision makers. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Jun 20, 2018

What should you do with leftover pain medications?

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Originally posted on April 9, 2108 If you've ever had surgery, there's a good chance that you have a partially used bottle of prescription pain medication in one of your bathroom cupboards. Pain medications known as opioids are often prescribed for a sudden, acute episode of pain that occurs after [...]
What should you do with leftover pain medications?
May 30, 2018

Florida man flies his plane to Rochester to thank Mayo Clinic surgeon

By Mark S. Allen, M.D. @MarkAllenMD
Photo courtesy of KTTC News Full Story/Video at KTTC News How would you show gratitude to someone who saved your life? One young man flew thousands of miles on Tuesday in a small plane to give thanks in person. Twenty-two year-old Calvin Page of West Palm Beach, Florida said if it weren't for [...]
Florida man flies his plane to Rochester to thank Mayo Clinic surgeon
May 23, 2018

'She saved her sister's life, that's the best gift you can give anyone'

By Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H. @ShandaBlackmonMD
Full story posted at KIMT News on May 21, 2018 Thousand of current and former smokers who should be screened for lung cancer aren't getting checked. That's according to a new study from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Susan Franken, of Rochester, was among that group, until someone close [...]
'She saved her sister's life, that's the best gift you can give anyone'
May 8, 2018

Turquoise Takeover activities raise lung cancer awareness in Florida

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Originally Posted on Mayo Clinic News Center; May 4, 2018 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Every 2½ minutes, someone is told that he or she has the disease. To help defeat lung cancer and support research innovation focused on early detection and better [...]
Turquoise Takeover activities raise lung cancer awareness in Florida
Apr 30, 2018

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System join statewide cancer clinical trials network

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Originally Published April 9, 2018 ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients in communities in southern Minnesota and across the state soon will have better access to new cancer treatments and enhanced care delivery, thanks to a new state-funded partnership involving the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, the Hormel Institute and several of [...]
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System join statewide cancer clinical trials network