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 28, 2018

Rebuilding the esophagus

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

Esophageal ReconstructionDr. Shanda Blackmon recently was published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery for her work done on complex esophageal reconstruction.  The article, Long-Segment, Supercharged Pedicled Jejunal Interposition for Esophageal Replacement: How I Teach It (2018), outlines the steps in the complex procedure.

Mayo Clinic is fortunate to have a number of providers well versed in complex esophageal surgical care and ready to answer any question you may have about the right procedure for your esophageal care needs.

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