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).

Follow this page to stay up-to-date on clinical trial research, patient stories and useful information for all of your thoracic needs. Our goal is to connect you to others to become informed decision makers. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Meet Dr. Stephen Cassivi

By Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., @StephenCassiviMD

Dr. Stephen CassiviMeet Dr. Stephen Cassivi, a General Thoracic Surgeon practicing at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Cassivi specializes in minimally invasive surgery to treat lung cancer, esophageal cancer, as well as other conditions such as achalasia, myasthenia gravis and thymic tumors. Dr. Cassivi's research looks into surgical quality and outcomes as well as tissue and organ regeneration.

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Can I fax or email you my latest test results and advise if I am a candidate for POEM? CT of chest and swallowing test. result: absence of any peristalsis in esophagus and tremendous distention of esophagus and residual narrowing in the area of the gastric cardia of the esophagus.

@leeross123

Can I fax or email you my latest test results and advise if I am a candidate for POEM? CT of chest and swallowing test. result: absence of any peristalsis in esophagus and tremendous distention of esophagus and residual narrowing in the area of the gastric cardia of the esophagus.

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@leeross123

Please contact Mayo Clinic for information about that. When you contact them you can explain how you would like to send your records in advance. Here is the information about getting an appointment at one of their facilities: https://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments

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