Thoracic Surgical Treatment for Lung Cancer and Chest Cancers

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center leads the fight against thoracic and esophageal cancers. The expert team at UH Elyria uses advanced technologies to develop personalized treatment plans for patients with esophageal cancer, lung cancer or other cancers of the chest.

Working with the renowned team of clinicians at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, the physicians at UH Elyria offer patients comprehensive, compassionate thoracic care that begins during a patient’s first visit and continues throughout his or her cancer treatment and recovery.

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) to Treat Lung Cancer

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a novel, minimally invasive alternative for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung cancer. VATS involves smaller incisions and offers results identical to those seen when using the open technique.

With VATS, patients benefit from:

  • Less postoperative pain
  • Fewer complications
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Faster return to normal activities