Treatments and Services

The University of Maryland Medical Center has one of the largest general thoracic surgery programs in the country. Our program offers surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the chest (thoracic). We also offer multidisciplinary evaluations for most of the diseases we treat. Our physicians are experts in minimally invasive surgery for the lung, esophagus, thymus and other areas of the chest.

Surgical Specialties:

  • Collis-Belsey Fundoplication
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophagectomy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS)
  • Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
  • Surgical resection for lung, esophageal and mediastinal malignancies.
  • Minimally invasive surgical staging and treatment, including video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS), laparoscopy and mediastinoscopy
  • Lung Sparing Surgery (Extended pleurectomy for decortication) 
  • Surgical management for thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • Stent placement for malacia, and strictures of the airway
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery via thoracoscopy and sternotomy for emphysema
  • Thoracoscopic blebectomy or bullectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Heller Myotomy
  • Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Toupet Fundoplication