Thoracic Surgery

Our Team of Thoracic Surgeons

What Is A Thoracic Surgeon? 

Thoracic surgeons are medical specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating a range of injuries and diseases affecting the chest area from the esophagus, trachea, and tissue and bone forming the chest cavity to the heart and lungs. Conditions they commonly treat include aneurysms, coronary artery disease, lung cancer, emphysema, and mesothelioma.

Why Would I Be Referred To A Thoracic Surgeon?

If your physician sees signs of possible medical issues affecting your heart, lungs, and chest, they may refer you to a thoracic surgeon for further testing and care. Lifespan's thoracic surgeons are internationally and nationally recognized experts in both traditional (open) surgeries and robotic (minimally invasive) surgeries.

A Challenging Case

Listen as Dr. Abbas describes one of his most challenging thoracic cases.

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Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Lifespan, and Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Lifespan Cancer Institute

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Haley Leesley, MD

Thoracic Surgeon