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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Dec 11, 2017

Pectus Toolkit

By mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Adult pectus excavatum evaluation and repair can be a time of both excitement and fear. Our team has developed a Pectus Toolkit to help guide patients along their pectus journey. The goal of the toolkit is to reduce anxiety, answer questions, and provide ongoing up-to-date resources in a patient friendly [...]
Pectus Toolkit
Dec 4, 2017

Pectus excavatum: Surgeons learn from each other

By Dawn E. Jaroszewski, M.D. @DawnJaroszewskiMD
In early October, 65 pediatric as well as adult chest surgeons from around the world met in Phoenix, Arizona to sharpen their skills and learn more about pectus excavatum surgery.  Mayo providers Dawn Jaroszewski, M.D., Mathew Thomas, M.D., and Staci Beamer, M.D. presented at the conference as well as led small group labs [...]
Pectus excavatum: Surgeons learn from each other
Nov 29, 2017

#First 2 Burst Challenge

By mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Many of you recall the famous ALS ice bucket challenge that went viral a few years back. This annual event has raised significant dollars for ALS research and lead to an important discovery in the disease. #First2Burst has a similar goal: raise awareness as well as dollars specifically for Lung [...]
#First 2 Burst Challenge
Nov 27, 2017

Clinical Trials

By mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Over the course of the Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) we have shared information regarding lung cancer which included patient education, general statistics, and survival stories. Although we spend 1 month out of the year really focusing hard on this disease, the fact of the matter is we need awareness [...]
Clinical Trials
Nov 20, 2017

Team Draft's - Superbowl Challenge for Lung Cancer Survivors

By mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Photo courtesy of The Chris Draft Family Foundation You may recall a story from 2013, Super Survivor Conquers Lung Cancer, featuring Chris Draft and his families journey with lung cancer. We haven't forgotten about Chris, or his family. In fact, he is now seeking your help. The Chris Draft Family [...]
Team Draft's - Superbowl Challenge for Lung Cancer Survivors