Thoracic surgery is a surgical subspecialty concentrating on diseases of the chest. General thoracic surgeons treat diseases of the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, and mediastinum (the middle section of the chest cavity).
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Depending on the diagnosis, some patients are able to be treated with minimally invasive techniques, such as the video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for the treatment of lung cancer. This allows complete removal of lung cancers via three small incisions. The procedure greatly reduces the pain associated with thoracotomy (opening the chest), and allows a shorter hospital stay. Thoracic surgeon A. Michael Koury, MD, of Baptist Medical Clinic | Thoracic Surgery, leads Baptist's Thoracic Surgery program.
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Baptist offers general thoracic surgery that includes the latest in technology and concepts in the field of thoracic surgery. We were the first to perform minimally invasive correction of pectus excavatum and also the first, and possibly the only, service performing thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis in Mississippi.
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