Albany Med’s thoracic surgery program provides cutting-edge surgical procedures for the treatment of the entire spectrum of congenital and acquired thoracic diseases.

Albany Med treats high-risk patients with rare and difficult conditions who may be turned away from other institutions, along with common thoracic conditions. We specialize in treatments for lung cancer and disease and esophageal disease.

Other treatments include:

  • Correction of pectus excavatum and other sterna deformities
  • Endoluminal treatment for Barrett’s disease
  • Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's disease of the esophagus
    • Radio frequency ablation
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
  • Laser treatment for airway and esophageal obstruction
  • Management of benign and malignant pleural effusions
  • Management of metastatic cancers
  • Management of symptoms related to end-stage esophageal and airway diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors of the chest
    Surgical repair of chest wall deformity
    • Pectus Excavatum
    • Pectus Carinatum
  • Surgery for benign esophageal diseases
    •  Achalasia
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Acid reflux disease
  • Thorascopic Lobectomy
  • Trachael surgery
  • VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) Lobectomy