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.

Jan 21, 2019

Lung Cancer Care Close to Home

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog:

After his diagnosis, when Kurt was asked where he wanted to receive care, his answer was Mayo Clinic. He was told Eyad Al-Hattab, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System oncologist in nearby Barron and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, could see him in Cumberland the next day.

"I was surprised," Kurt says. "I expected to have to go to Barron or Eau Claire."

Read the full story on the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog.

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