Thoracic Surgery

At Mount Sinai Brooklyn, our thoracic surgery team combines advanced treatments with a personal approach to deliver a superb level of care—one typically found in major medical centers—in the convenience of our neighborhood setting. Our faculty is skilled in the most advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat benign and cancerous diseases of the lungs, thorax, and chest. In addition to offering state-of-the-art procedures in the convenience of our Brooklyn community hospital, we treat each patient as family, developing a personal relationship that respects your concerns and meets your needs.

Thoracic Cancer

At Mount Sinai Brooklyn, we understand that a diagnosis of thoracic cancer—including lung cancer and other cancers of the upper body—can feel overwhelming and confusing. That’s why our patients receive the best possible therapies delivered by highly skilled doctors, who listen to your concerns, explain your options, and personalize the best possible treatment plan for you. In addition to successfully treating your cancer, our goal is to care for you as a person by including your loved ones in your care and striving to return you to the activities that matter most.

Our team of specialists includes oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and gastrointestinal doctors, all working together to provide you with coordinated, all-around care. We have extensive experience treating:

  • Mediastinal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer

Using advanced diagnostics, we gather detailed information about your condition to personalize the right treatment plan for you. Whether the treatment involves chemotherapy or immunotherapy provided through the Mount Sinai Brooklyn-Infusion Center, or radiation therapy, you will receive state-of-the-art treatments in a warm and caring atmosphere.

Should surgery become necessary, we are experienced in minimally invasive technologies, including robotic surgery and video-assisted thorascopic surgery, to get the best possible results with the least scarring, pain, and recovery time.

Benign Thoracic Conditions We Treat

Our team is focused on improving your daily life with procedures that can relieve symptoms, reduce your need for medication, and in some cases cure your disease. In addition to treating thoracic cancers we provide the full range of surgical services for non-cancerous conditions that include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Esophageal conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and achalasia
  • Hyperhydrosis, or excess sweating in hands or feet
  • Mediastinal diseases and non-cancerous masses, like teratomas, thymomas, and bronchogenic cysts
  • Primary and secondary pneumothorax (collapsed lung)  
  • Rib fracture
  • Airway diseases

Thoracic Surgery Services We Provide

Our team is experienced in the newest robotic and minimally invasive techniques, which offer our patients several benefits, including smaller incisions, less scarring, lowered infection risk, and faster recovery times. We perform a wide range of procedures that include:

  • Surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) (including thymectomy)
  • Surgical treatment of airway disease (including tracheostomy)
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for lung cancer
  • Treatment of chest wall diseases and deformities

In addition, our patients have access to newly emerging treatment options through clinical trial enrollments.

Our Thoracic Surgery Team

Our team partners with you, your loved ones, your primary care provider, and any other specialist to make sure you receive not only the best surgical services, but the most coordinated all-around care.

Ardeshir Hakami Kermani, MD

Raja M. Flores, MD