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Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons are leaders in the surgical treatment of diseases of the lung and esophagus, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung failure, esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Our comprehensive program offers a broad range of services, from cutting edge screening techniques to the latest advances in minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Patients First
We strive to provide each patient and family member with education, support and world-class medical care extending from your first visit to Cleveland Clinic to your discharge home. We are also proud to provide personal services (including a free “concierge” service for out-of-state patients) that put the comfort and well-being of patients before all other considerations.

Collaborative Care
Our staff works closely with specialists from other clinical areas to provide the highest quality care to patients.  Multidisciplinary clinics for swallowing disorders, airway disease, lung failure and lung cancer bring together experts from across different specialties to assess, treat and manage the unique needs of each patient.

Our highly-specialized team of thoracic surgeons has among the largest experience in the country in diagnosing and surgically treating diseases of the lung and esophagus.  As a national referral center, our staff has treated a high volume of patients and have surgical expertise in virtually every thoracic condition.

Superior Outcomes
Every year, Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons achieve outstanding surgical outcomes -- even for the most complex, difficult cases

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