Heart & Lung Specialists


Scope of Practice

Thoracic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer, all forms
  • Diagnosis of Lung Nodules
  • Lung Abscess, Empyema, TB, Isolated Bronchiectasis
  • Pleural Effusions, Chylothorax
  • Pulmonary Anomalies (Cysts, emphysema, sequestration, etc)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosis
  • Bleb Disease
  • Tracheal and lower respiratory tract tumors
  • Chest wall and rib masses
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Trauma / Flail Chest
  • Diseases of the Diaphragm
  • Mediastinal Masses and Lymphadenopathy
  • Thymomas
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticula
  • Benign esophageal disease

Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valve Disease (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid)
  • Endocarditis
  • Cardiac Tumors / Myxoma
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericardial Effusions
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissections
  • Post-Infarct VSD & MR
  • Adult congenital disease (ASD, VSD, etc)
  • Ventricular Aneurysms
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Procedures Performed

Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery (VATS-Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery / Robotic)
  • Surgery for Lung Cancer – Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Wedge Resection
  • Biopsy of pulmonary nodules and pleural lesions
  • VATS for treatment or diagnosis of pleural effusions
  • Pleurx-catheter insertion for recurrent malignant pleural effusions
  • Decortication for empyema
  • Surgery for isolated lung abscess, TB, Bronchiectasis after failed medical therapy
  • Resection of pulmonary anomalies
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for certain emphysema types
  • Lung Biopsy for unknown interstitial lung disease
  • Resection of tracheal and lower respiratory tract tumors
  • Resection of chest wall masses
  • Resection of pancoast tumors
  • Bleb resection
  • SVC Reconstruction for SVC Syndrome
  • Biopsy and treatment of diaphragmatic disease including eventration
  • Rib reconstruction after thoracic trauma / flail chest
  • Mediastinoscopy Biopsy / resection of Mediastinal Masses & Lymphadenopathy
  • Thymectomy & Thyroids that extend into the chest
  • Resection of benign and malignant esophageal tumors
  • Esophagectomy
  • Resection of Esophageal diverticula

Cardiac Surgery
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery); some pts may be robotic candidates
  • Off-pump CABG Fully clamp-less, beating heart
  • Combined Coronary / Valve Operations
  • Coronary Artery & Valve Re-operations
  • Repair of Post-Infarct VSD or Mitral Rupture
  • Repair of Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Replacement ***minimally invasive
  • Mitral Valve Repair / Replacement ***minimally invasive /robotic
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement *** minimally invasive / robotic
  • Surgery for Endocarditis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Pulmonary embolectomy
  • MAZE and pulmonary isolation for A.fib
  • Pericardial stripping, window, biopsy
  • Surgery for cardiac tumors / myxoma
  • Repair of Aortic Dissections
  • Repair of adult congenital defect such as ASD, VSD ***minimally invasive