Thoracic Surgery

The Latest Chest Surgery Technologies and Techniques


The Thoracic Surgery Division at Hackensack University Medical Center offers innovative, personalized care for people with diseases and conditions of the chest. Our highly skilled, subspecialty-trained team of thoracic surgeons treats patients with diseases of the lungs, mediastinum (the area in the chest between the lungs that contains all the organs except the lungs), trachea (windpipe), esophagus, diaphragm, and chest wall. Our experts specialize in minimally invasive techniques and tailor your treatment plan to your disease and personal preferences. We are proud to offer the most advanced thoracic surgery services in New Jersey.

Exceptional Outcomes


Median Length of Hospital Stay in 2018

9
Esophagetomy
3
Open Lobectomy
1
VATS/Robotic Segmentectomy
2
VATS/Robotic Lobectomy
1
VATS Wedge Resection
1
Hiatal Hernia Repair

Experienced Team, World-Class Care


Curative lung cancer surgeries performed:

1263
In the period between 2010-2018

Types of Surgeries Performed


Case Type

Number of Cases

VATS/Robotic Lobectomy 251
VATS/Robotic Segmentectomy 45
Open Lobectomy 27
Pneumonectomy 12
Trachea/Bronchial Resection 25
Chest Wall Resection 23
Mediastinal Tumor/Thymectomy 100
Surgery for Benign Esophageal Disorders 48
Esophagectomy 38

Lung Cancer Screenings


Finding a lung tumor early can lead to more treatment options, less invasive surgery, and a better chance of survival. Hackensack University Medical Center offers low-dose computed tomography scanning to screen for lung cancer in people at risk of this disease due to smoking.

Lung Cancer Screenings

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Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders

The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders is a program of Hackensack University Medical Center, one of New Jersey’s premier university-based facilities, it offers a vast range of advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment services.

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Pulmonary Lab

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.

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For those who experience difficulty breathing, The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department offers programs to improve lung function and help people lead a more active life.

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