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What exactly is a thoracic surgeon and what do they do besides lungs?
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Specialized
A thoracic surgeon is trained to manage problems related to the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm, and trachea.
A cardiothoracic surgeon is also trained in surgery on the heart and great vessels.

In brief: Specialized
A thoracic surgeon is trained to manage problems related to the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm, and trachea.
A cardiothoracic surgeon is also trained in surgery on the heart and great vessels.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: All organs in chest
Thoracic surgeons care for all surgical diseases of the chest which includes; lungs, esophagus, thymus, heart, aorta, great vessels, chest wall, ribs, sternum, trauma disorders of these organs include malignancy, and benign diseases.

In brief: All organs in chest
Thoracic surgeons care for all surgical diseases of the chest which includes; lungs, esophagus, thymus, heart, aorta, great vessels, chest wall, ribs, sternum, trauma disorders of these organs include malignancy, and benign diseases.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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