WVU Medicine’s thoracic surgeons use the latest in surgical treatments for diseases of the esophagus and lung. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons treat a variety of diseases that include achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis, lung cancer, lung failure, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Our thoracic surgical team uses the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures and robotically assisted procedures, to focus on problems that involve the airway, chest, and esophagus, including:

Airway

  • Emphysema
  • Lung Failure
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Chest Cancers

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma

Chest-related Problems

  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pericardial effusions
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Rib abnormalities

Swallowing Problems

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) View LINX
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Swallowing problems associated with Myasthenia gravis

Other

  • Hyperhidrosis

Our thoracic surgeons also use the latest in screening techniques and surgical procedures, including:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus surgery
  • Clagget’s Window
  • Epigastric hernia repair
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Heller myotomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Pericardial Window
  • POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy)
  • Robotically assisted lung resection surgery
  • Surgical treatment of hyperhydrosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Contact Us

For an appointment, visit our appointment information page, or call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273).

Ghulam Abbas, MD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute
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Jeremiah Hayanga, MD, MPH, FACS

Thoracic Surgeon
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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