Thoracic Surgery

Our Approach to Treatment

Houston Methodist’s thoracic surgeons treat diseases or conditions affecting the lungs or chest, including cancer and pulmonary disease. We provide care in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment for conditions, including:


  • Lung cancer
  • Benign lung diseases and tumors
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign esophageal tumors and diseases such as achalasia
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Mediastinal tumors and diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural diseases
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Diaphragm paralysis
  • Airway narrowing
  • End-stage lung diseases