Department of Thoracic Surgery
At Mount Sinai, our thoracic surgeons are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating chest diseases. This includes all stages of lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, sarcoma, thymoma, carcinoid tumors, and rare tumors of the chest. We are also experts at tumors deemed “unresectable” by other institutions. Taking a team approach, we tap insights from a variety of experts throughout the Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. To enhance your quality of life, we use the latest advances and minimally invasive solutions.
Established in 1914, Mount Sinai’s Department of Thoracic Surgery was one of the first such departments in the United States. Today, we are led by Department Chair Raja Flores, MD, the Steven and Ann Ames Professor in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Flores is an expert in pleural mesothelioma and esophagectomy. He has conducted important research in several therapies for mesothelioma and lung cancer and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. Under his leadership, we continue to contribute to the field through research into new technologies and therapies. Patients come to us from across the nation and all over the world.
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