Thoracic Surgery

Reading Hospital is a life-changing destination for state-of-the-art, minimally invasive thoracic care. Patients with all types of diseases or conditions of the chest have a variety of integrated care

Advanced Thoracic Care

We are one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced care centers in the region. Turning to Reading Hospital for your thoracic care means you’ll not only have access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive treatment options, but you’ll also have a team with proven expertise in all areas of the thoracic cavity on your side. And, because our thoracic surgeons work as a team to evaluate and care for you, any heart, vascular, or thoracic condition you receive treatment for will be individualized and designed in a way that ensures you can thrive before, during, and after your care.

Caring for Your Core

The thoracic cavity is located between the neck and the diaphragm, and it’s home to nearly every organ within your chest. This includes the heart and lungs (also known as the cardiopulmonary system), esophagus, trachea, pleura (membrane lining the lungs), mediastinum (membrane between the lungs), chest wall, and diaphragm.

Our Services

Patients with all types of diseases or conditions of the chest have a variety of integrated care options from our team of highly specialized surgeons and specialists. Thoracic care can include initial evaluation and management, consultation for rare or complex diseases and sometimes surgical approaches using new devices and technologies.

Conditions We Treat

Thoracic conditions or diseases affect different areas of the chest including the lungs, heart, esophagus, trachea and others. Most often, thoracic diseases are related to cancer, specifically of the lungs and esophagus. Other non-cancerous thoracic conditions affect the chest wall, diaphragm and airway. At Reading Hospital, you will find the most advanced, comprehensive treatment options across the full spectrum of thoracic conditions — from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care.

Information on Cardiothoracic Surgery is available here.