Why Choose Us for Thoracic Surgery?
Teams of Experts
Because of our multidisciplinary approach, University of Chicago experts in radiation therapy, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, radiology, and thoracic surgery can offer a full range of care tailored to the needs of each patient. We often treat patients with complex diseases and coexisting medical problems, and people who have had previous thoracic surgeries.
Our physicians are nationally and internationally recognized by their peers for their skill and expertise. In addition, we have inpatient intensivists--specially trained physicians who treat critically ill patients--that provide focused care in our state-of-the-art intensive care unit.
Tailored Diagnostics and Treatment Options
We are known for our thorough analysis of each patient's overall health and disease condition, including comprehensive diagnostic tests. After all aspects have been weighed, we are then able to give each patient the most effective care possible.
Unsurpassed Experience for Lung Transplantation
Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, is among the most experienced lung transplant surgeons in the country. He has trained in internationally renowned medical centers, and operated on more than 200 lung transplant patients. He is part of a lung transplant team that has worked together since 1998.
Latest Surgical Advances
We perform minimally invasive procedures for lung and esophageal problems. For example, the thoracic surgery section regularly employs video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery to do a variety of procedures, including lung resection and mediastinal tumor removal. These advanced techniques have been proven to minimize scarring, reduce healing time and shorten the length of hospital stays. »Learn more about minimally invasive surgery for lung, mediastinal and pleural conditions
Expertise in Complex Cases
We are known for our willingness to treat high-risk patients. The board-certified physicians here routinely treat patients that are often turned down by other medical institutions.
Access to Clinical Trials
We are currently conducting trials to study lung and esophageal cancers as well as various aspects of lung surgery.
- Why Choose Us?
- Services Offered
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Transplant
- Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema
- Mediastinal Tumors
- Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung, Mediastinal & Pleural Diseases
- Our Team