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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Oct 16, 2017

Your Thoracic Surgery Team

By Mark S. Allen, M.D., @MarkAllenMD

TeamDr. Mark Allen, General Thoracic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, describes the team-based approach to surgical care at within the thoracic surgery team. Your surgery team extends beyond the surgeon but also includes residents/fellows (surgeons in training) and nurses as part of a cast people that will interact with you during your hospital stay.

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