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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery involves the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders affecting organs inside the chest, including the lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm. 

A thoracic surgeon at Miami Valley Hospital performs surgery on the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. These surgeons may also be called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiovascular surgeons.

Thoracic Surgery 

There are a variety of procedures that thoracic surgery encompasses at Miami Valley Hospital:

Minimally-invasive Surgery 

Minimally-invasive surgery (sometimes called laparoscopic surgery) is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques and equipment, our surgeons are able to perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close.

Learn more about Minimally-invasive Surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Procedures  

Robotic surgery has benefits to patients that traditional surgery and regular laparoscopic surgery cannot. The robotic surgical system gives surgeons greater precision with control and access to hard-to-reach areas. This allows extremely complex operations to be performed through just a few small incisions. Since the surgeon is not cutting through muscle or spreading ribs, patients experience an easier recovery. 

Benefits of robotic-assisted thoracic procedures include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer complications 
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced pain 
  • Shorter length of hospital stay 

Thoracic robotic-assisted surgeries performed at Miami Valley Hospital include:

  • Lobectomy 
  • LV lead placement 
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Mediastinal mass excision
  • Posterior mediastinal mass excision 
  • Segmentectomy
  • Sleeve lobectomy 
  • Thymectomy 
  • Wedge resection

Learn More About Robotic Surgery.

Thoracic Trauma Surgery 

Cardiology and Thoracic services at Miami Valley Hospital are backed by an experienced emergency department in the state of Ohio, and the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. Treating the patient as quickly as possible improves outcomes. Chest trauma injuries are treated at Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I trauma center, where a cardiothoracic surgeon is available 24 hours a day. 

Chest trauma may be described as soreness or a sharp pain. The pain often worsens with breathing, and the injured area is tender to the touch. Chest trauma injuries are divided into two categories:

  • Penetrating trauma is an injury that occurs when an object pierces the skin and enters a tissue of the body, creating an open wound.
  • Blunt chest trauma is when the body is forced onto a stationary object, such as a steering wheel in a motor vehicle accident.

Learn more about Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center

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Content Updated: February 15, 2017

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Cardiology Services.
Cardiology and Vascular Services at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Outpatient Cardiac Testing - Beavercreek
2619 Commons Blvd. Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH  45431
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Medical Imaging – Beavercreek
1244 Meadow Bridge Dr. Beavercreek, OH  45434
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Medical Imaging - Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Rd. Jamestown, OH  45335
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital - Cardiovascular Services
122 Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
Outpatient Cardiac Testing and rehabilitation services at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Outpatient Cardiac Testing at Miami Valley Health Center - Huber Heights
6251 Miami Valley Way Huber Heights, OH  45424
Outpatient Cardiac Testing at Miami Valley Health Center Greenville
742 Sweitzer St. Greenville, OH  45331
Premier HeartWorks at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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