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Neri Cohen, MD, PhD. Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Steven Milman, MD
The Division of Thoracic Surgery Phone: 443-849-3470 Fax: 443-849-3435
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center offers expertise in the general thoracic surgery field and includes cutting-edge multimodality cancer treatment and minimally invasive surgical procedures. We specialize in treating these diseases:
Lung cancers Esophageal cancers Benign esophageal diseases (swallowing problems) Chest wall tumors Mediastinal tumors Pleural diseases Malignancies (cancers) metastatic to the thoracic cavity Benign diseases of lung, mediastinum, pleura and chest wall Pericardium - malignant and benign tumors Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) vimeo.com/11683709 For detailed descriptions of procedures and disease processes please visit The Society of Thoracic Surgery Patient Information page or click on a linked topic above.
Our Unique Approach Unique services provided by the GBMC Thoracic Surgery Division include:
Minimally Invasive Surgery Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used preferentially in all facets of the GBMC thoracic surgery practice. Patients undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) for diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in the chest or laparoscopic procedures for treatment of swallowing problems, generally experience fewer complications, less pain and scarring after surgery and consequently have a quicker recovery.
Clinical Trial Participation
Nearly 85% of eligible patients participate in clinical trials examining the diagnosis, treatment, surveillance of disease. GBMC is an active clinical trial center participating in cooperative group trials (CALGB, ACOSOG, RTOG, SWOG, ECOG) as well as industry sponsored trials. Post-thoracic surgery pulmonary and physical therapy rehabilitation
A guided, supervised program of exercise and therapy designed specifically to facilitate rapid recovery after thoracic surgery. Learn more about this program.