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Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery Research

Leading-Edge Clinical Research: Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

The Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, has developed novel surgical techniques and treatments as a result of a continued commitment to clinical research.

In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, our surgeons and researchers conduct ongoing medical studies and clinical trials to determine the most effective treatments for lung disease and esophageal conditions. Our experts study drugs and disease progression to find the safest and most effective modalities possible for patients.

Some recent research conducted by our team has focused on:

  • Early detection of adenocarcinoma in situ, a cancer that is increasing in incidence and disproportionately affects non-smokers
  • The use of minimally invasive techniques to treat chest cancers to avoid unnecessary surgery
  • Long-term survival following lung cancer treatment
  • Use of lobectomy versus sublobar resection for treating small peripheral non-small cell lung cancer
  • Identifying optimal treatment regimens for esophageal cancer