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).
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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 [...]
Meet Janani Reisenauer, 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.
Learn more about Dr. Reisenauer's expertise
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]