Chest Wall Deformities: An Overview on Classification and Surgical Options

Chest wall malformations (CWM) can be exhibited in several ways and can cause both functional respiratory impairment and psychosocial concerns…

Thoracic Critical Care

Patients requiring thoracic care are generally older, former or current smokers, and sicker as compared to other types of patients….

Preoperative Evaluation of Patients for Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery, or surgery on the lungs, is most commonly used to remove lung cancer or to reduce the volume…

Tracheal Stenosis

Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the trachea that ultimately leads to breathing problem. This is the result of scar…

What is GERD?

GERD is a term you’ve probably heard on pharmaceutical commercials. It’s an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. While that’s quite…

Esophageal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Cancer. The word alone is enough to scare even the strongest person. We hear every day about breast cancer, lung…

Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Palms)

Hyperhidrosis Sweating is a part of life. And for most of us it’s actually an incredibly helpful biological process that…

Screening for Lung Cancer

Screening for Lung Cancer Lung cancer. Just hearing those words sends chills down many people’s spines. This disease has become…