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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Apr 2, 2018

New technology being developed for esophageal surgery

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

Published in the STS Meeting Bulletin

Dr. Shanda Blackmon

Dr. Shanda Blackmon had the opportunity to pitch her idea for Blackmon-Mayo Buttressing Anastomotic
Device, designed to prevent anastomotic leaks at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual conference. Dr. Blackmon is one of many Mayo Clinic providers working to create new technologies and devices to improve patient outcomes.

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