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.

Oct 9, 2017

Meet Dr. Shanda Blackmon

By Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., @ShandaBlackmonMD


Meet Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Rochester, Minnesota campus. Dr. Blackmon has a passion for working with patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and shares that she came to Mayo Clinic because "this is the place where miracles happen."

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