At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix, the thoracic surgery team performs surgical procedures on organs in the chest, such as the heart, lungs and esophagus. The thoracic surgeons at CTCA® focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases using a variety of surgical procedures.
Often, questions may arise about possible side effects related to thoracic surgery and the options available for managing them. Our thoracic surgeons work closely with patients early in the treatment journey to help address anticipated challenges. Our surgeons work closely with our supportive care clinicians to help support quality of life and manage thoracic surgery-related side effects. At our Phoenix hospital, our comprehensive care model uses conventional treatments to help attack the cancer, along with supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and help patients stay strong throughout treatment.