Thoracic Surgery

The University of Maryland Division of Thoracic Surgery is nationally recognized for developing innovative treatments for benign and malignant diseases of the structures and organs of the chest (thoracic). We also offer multidisciplinary evaluations for most of the diseases we treat. Our physicians are experts in minimally invasive surgery for the lung, esophagus, thymus and other areas of the chest.

Conditions treated include:

  • Esophageal Cancer  
  • Lung Cancer (Early & Late Stages)  
  • Mesothelioma  
  • Mediastinal Tumors/Mass
  • Lung Lesions/Nodules (Diagnosis)  
  • Lymphoma (Diagnosis)
  • Pulmonary Nodule or Mass
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Reflux Disease
  • Emphysema/Bullous Disease  
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)  
  • Myasthenia Gravis  
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Intersititial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Tracheobronchial Malacia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Surgical Specialties:

  • Collis-Belsey Fundoplication
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophagectomy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS)
  • Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
  • Surgical resection for lung, esophageal and mediastinal malignancies
  • Minimally invasive surgical staging and treatment
  • Lung Sparing Surgery (extended pleurectomy for decortfication) 
  • Surgical management for thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • Stent placement for malacia, and strictures of the airway
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery via thoracoscopy and sternotomy for emphysema
  • Thoracoscopic blebectomy or bullectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Heller Myotomy
  • Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Toupet-Fundoplication

Research Efforts

As part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, our expert physicians have access to the latest research and treatment options available. Members of the Division of Thoracic Surgery actively participate in clinical trials for both lung cancer and esophageal cancer. Read more about our current research efforts.

Appointments & Information

To schedule an appointment or for more information about our services, call 410-328-6366.


Baltimore City
University of Maryland Professional Building
419 W. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Charles County
University of Maryland Specialty Care
11340 Pembrooke Square, Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603

Harford County
University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
510 Upper Chesapeake Drive
Physicians Pavilion II
Bel Air, MD  21014

Howard County
University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
5890 Waterloo Road
Columbia, MD 21045

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