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Lung (Thoracic) Surgery

Chest X-ray

Thoracic surgery refers to surgery in the thorax or chest region of the body. The heart and lungs reside in the thoracic cavity, inside the rib cage. Cardiothoracic surgeons at UC San Diego Health System provide advanced and innovative surgical care to patients from around the world.

Cardiac (heart) surgeons and thoracic (lung) surgeons have different areas of expertise. Lung surgeons at UC San Diego Health System are highly skilled in the treatment a broad spectrum of conditions occurring in the chest and lungs.

Conditions and Surgical Treatments

At the Center for Transplantation, our lung surgeons perform life-saving transplants for those with end-stage lung disease. Our expertise includes:

  • Single lung transplant
  • Double lung transplant
  • Heart-lung transplant

Read more about Lung Transplantation.

Publications

bullet Scientific Articles in Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgeons at UC San Diego Health System are regularly published developments in research related to thoracic conditions and treatments.

Research

Clinical trials are highly regulated health-related research studies that move advances in the treatment of disease forward into clinical practice. They offer people the chance to receive newly developed therapies and provide crucial information for improving care. Thoracic surgeons are currently conducting clinical trials in the treatment of lung diseases and conditions. Find clinical trials at UC San Diego Health System currently seeking participants.

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