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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Tue, Jan 2, 2018 3:00pm

Congratulations Super Bowl Challenge Winners!

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

Linda. w/ Dr. Midthun and Dr. Cassivi

In early November, we posted about Team Draft's - Super Bowl Challenge for Lung Cancer Survivors. We are excited to report that Mayo Clinic was represented in the challenge and is part of the winning team!

Linda Wortman, a well-known face when it comes to Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer advocacy, is celebrating 10 years as a survivor later this month. Linda continues to raise awareness for the #1 cancer killer and joined the 2018 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge not as an individual but on behalf of ALL Mayo Clinic lung cancer survivors.

Linda, along with her husband Jerry, will have the opportunity to participate in a number of events during Super Bowl week along with Mayo Clinic providers and researchers who continue to make strides in lung cancer research and treatment. Among the events, the Chris Draft Family Foundation is hoping to offer either a dinner or breakfast for Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer Survivors which is where you - our Connect readers and survivors - will have the opportunity to participate in.

Linda is pictured above with Mayo Clinic Pulmonologist Dr. David Midthun, Jerry Wortman, and Mayo Clinic Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Cassivi.

 

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I am truly honored to be a Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer survivor who is thriving because of the professional care teams and support provided through Connect Moderators, Mentors. Together I hope we can raise Lung Cancer and Lung health awareness and Save Lungs & Lives, be the FIRST2BURST the unfair stigma, support lung cancer research and Blow Lung Cancer Away!
With deep appreciation
linda

@llwortman

I am truly honored to be a Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer survivor who is thriving because of the professional care teams and support provided through Connect Moderators, Mentors. Together I hope we can raise Lung Cancer and Lung health awareness and Save Lungs & Lives, be the FIRST2BURST the unfair stigma, support lung cancer research and Blow Lung Cancer Away!
With deep appreciation
linda

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Rosemary & Teresa:Thank you so much for your kindness & support! Connect has brought together a truly great team of amazing people who all have unique stories to share as they give others support and hope. I am deeply honored to have your well wishes. Together I know we are making it easier for others.
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W00T W00T!! Congratulations Linda! Thank you for representing so many.

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