Q: What types of surgery are performed by the heart surgeons of the New York Cardiothoracic Group?
The heart surgeons at NYCTG perform all types of cardiac and thoracic surgery. Cardiac operations performed include:
Thoracic surgical conditions treated include:
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Mediastinal tumors
- Diseases of the airways
In addition, many thoracic conditions can be treated with VATS (video-asisted thoracoscopic surgery), which allows for less pain, faster recovery, and earlier discharge from the hospital.