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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Nov 13, 2014

Minimally Invasive Chest Surgery

By Mathew Thomas, M.D., @MathewThomasMD

Dr. Mathew Thomas of Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, speaks about the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques used in chest surgery. Dr. Thomas highlights that minimally invasive techniques generally reduce pain and the post-operative recover time as compared to open procedures.

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