Diseases of the mediastinum can be challenging to detect and require specialized skills to treat. The Thoracic Surgery team at Hackensack University Medical Center has subspecialty training in mediastinal surgery and cares for patients with pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), mediastinal cysts and tumors, thymoma (a tumor of the thymus gland), enlarged lymph nodes, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). To treat these disorders, they are skilled in procedures such as:
Mediastinoscopy to see inside the mediastinum
Pericardial “window” to relieve effusion
Removal of mediastinal tumors
Thymectomy (removing the thymus gland to treat thymoma)
Sympathectomy (removing part of the sympathetic nerve to treat hyperhidrosis)
The Pulmonary Lab at Hackensack University Medical Center offers an array of diagnostic studies for outpatients and inpatients with respiratory (lung) symptoms and/or limitations, or who require a definitive diagnosis.
The Thoracic Oncology Division is comprised of a specialized team of professionals dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing lung cancer and other malignancies of the chest, including cancer of the esophagus, thymus and mediastinum.