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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Feb 21, 2018

Diseases of the Thymus Gland

By Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., @StephenCassiviMD

Thymus GlandThymoma, thymic  cancer and myasthenia gravis are all diseases that affect the thymus gland. In this short video, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, a Thoracic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic Rochester, talks about the role of the thymus gland and the various disease as well as the treatment options which may or may not include surgical intervention.

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