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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Jan 21, 2019

Lung Cancer Care Close to Home

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog: After his diagnosis, when Kurt was asked where he wanted to receive care, his answer was Mayo Clinic. He was told Eyad Al-Hattab, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System oncologist in nearby Barron and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, could see him in Cumberland the next day. [...]
Lung Cancer Care Close to Home
Dec 17, 2018

Amid a Journey Through Cancer, Wedding Bells Ring

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog: When Nicole Eisenmann and Mike Loggie became engaged, they held out hope for a dream wedding. When that day was repeatedly postponed due to Nicole's lengthy cancer treatment, the couple decided to stop planning and embrace the present instead. Read [...]
Amid a Journey Through Cancer, Wedding Bells Ring
Oct 31, 2018

Anyone with Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
From the Sharing Mayo Clinic Blog. As a Mayo Clinic physician, healthy routines were part of Cathy Madaffari's daily life. Yet in 2015, the former marathoner and mom of three found herself in a surprising role reversal when, instead of being a doctor talking a patient through [...]
Anyone with Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer
Jul 19, 2018

Meet Dr. Janani Reisenauer

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Meet Janani Reisenauer, M.D. a thoracic surgeon and interventional pulmonologist at the Rochester, Minnesota Campus. Dr. Reisenauer shares that, as a hybrid surgeon, she can apply airway stenting and other treatment modalities for lung cancer. Helpful Links Video Introduction Learn more about Dr. Reisenauer's expertise [...]
Meet Dr. Janani Reisenauer
Jun 20, 2018

What should you do with leftover pain medications?

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam
Originally posted on April 9, 2108 If you've ever had surgery, there's a good chance that you have a partially used bottle of prescription pain medication in one of your bathroom cupboards. Pain medications known as opioids are often prescribed for a sudden, acute [...]
What should you do with leftover pain medications?

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