Thoracic Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with a lung or chest disease or disorder that requires a thoracic surgery consult, the specialists at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, in Leominster, MA, can help.

Thoracic surgeons from UMass Memorial Medical Center and their teams put the patient at the center of all they do. They know having surgery can be overwhelming, but they’ll be with you every step of the way.

Our thoracic surgeons are specially trained in operating on organs and structures in the chest cavity, including:

  • Lungs
  • Esophagus
  • Diaphragm
  • Trachea and major bronchi
  • Chest wall

Our surgeons perform evaluations and offer the most advanced surgical procedures, including robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, and care before, during and after surgery.

Conditions Treated

Our thoracic surgeons perform procedures to treat diseases, including:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Benign (noncancerous) lung tumors
  • Pleural effusion (abnormal fluid in chest cavity)
  • Diaphragm paralysis and masses
  • Airway masses and scars and other disorders
  • Empyema
  • Mesothelioma
  • Severe emphysema

Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Common procedures include:

  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Esophagus cancer surgery
  • Surgery for airway disorders
  • Removal of mediastinal masses and tumors
  • Surgery for chest wall tumors
  • Airway surgery
  • Diaphragmatic/hiatal hernia surgery
  • Pleural disease surgery
  • Severe emphysema surgery
  • Chest reconstruction
  • Diaphragm surgery (plication, hernia repair)
  • Lobectomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Tracheal resection 

CT Lung Cancer Screening

If you’re worried about your risk for lung cancer, the UMass Memorial Medical Center CT Lung Cancer Screening may be able to help you. If you think you would like to be scanned, contact your primary care physician and see if you meet the criteria. Find out about our screening program.