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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Oct 31, 2018

Anyone with Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog. As a Mayo Clinic physician, healthy routines were part of Cathy Madaffari's daily life. Yet in 2015, the former marathoner and mom of three found herself in a surprising role reversal when, instead of being a doctor talking a patient through [...]
Anyone with Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer
Jul 19, 2018

Meet Dr. Janani Reiseanuer

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Meet Janani Reiseanuer, M.D. a thoracic surgeon and interventional pulmonologist at the Rochester, Minnesota Campus. Dr. Reisenauer shares that, as a hybrid surgeon, she can apply airway stenting and other treatment modalities for lung cancer. Helpful Links Video Introduction Learn more about Dr. Reisenauer's expertise [...]
Meet Dr. Janani Reiseanuer
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
'She saved her sister's life, that's the best gift you can give anyone'

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