The Mount Sinai Thoracic Surgery team treats a wide breadth of cases, which includes various benign diseases. We utilize the latest advances in treatments and technology for esophageal diseases and conditions, such as:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Esophageal diverticulum
- Giant paraesophageal hernia
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are employed so we may operate through small incisions in the abdomen.
We have a vast experience in the treatment of myasthenia gravis with a thymectomy. This procedure, which involves opening the breastbone, is performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center with minimally invasive techniques. Our preferred approach is a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) thymectomy in which the thymus gland is removed using three one-inch incisions.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a patient has excess sweating. We offer a VATS sympathectomy for treatment of this disease. This surgery is often performed through just one small incision on each side of the body.
Our approach to treatment of benign disease is one that incorporates minimally invasive techniques. We believe this allows us to perform the desired surgery with smaller incisions and less pain. Patients also heal faster and return home earlier than those patients with traditional incisions.