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).

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Mon, Aug 12 9:58am

Close to Her Heart: Rare Tumor Leads to the Right Team at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog:Alice-Alimurung-A1When Alice Alimurung was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening tumor, she embarked on a hunt for a surgeon with enough expertise to remove the mass. The search led Alice from the Philippines to Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, where she found an experienced surgical team that saved her life.

Read Alice's full story here.

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