Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Introduction to the Department
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery deals with diseases in the chest; it is divided into the Cardiovascular Surgery Department and the General Thoracic (lung andesophagus surgery) Department.
The Cardiovascular Surgery Department belongs to the Cardiovascular Center and deals with corrective and palliative surgeries for various kinds of congenital heart diseases, aorta diseases, coronary artery diseases, valvular heart diseases, and peripheral vascular diseases (varicose veins). Our institution is one of the leading groups in aorta surgery and robotic minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The General Thoracic Surgery Department belongs to the Respiratory Center and deals with surgeries for tumors such as lung cancer, esophagus cancer, and mediastinal tumor, and also with surgical treatments for thoracic diseases such as pneumothorax, hyperhidrosis, congenital lung abnormalities, benign esophageal diseases, inflammatory lung diseases, and congenital chest wall deformities. In particular, this department performs minimally invasive surgeries using thoracoscopy for less pain and faster recovery.
Our Cardiovascular Surgery Team always collaborates with the Department of Cardiology and Radiology through medical conferences to give each patient the best medical treatment option. The Lung Cancer Clinic has been maintaining close cooperation systems with each of the following six departments since the hospital’s establishment to construct a fast medical service system wherein outpatients can receive medical services on the day of their visit: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine for Pulmonology, Department of Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiology, and Department of Pathology.