WVU’s thoracic surgeons provide a broad range of surgical procedures, including:

General thoracic surgery

  • Treatment of pleural effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Bullous emphysematous disease
  • Empyema thoracis
  • Bronchiectasis

Reconstruction of the chest wall

  • Chest wall tumors
  • Chest wall deformities

Benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus, including:

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Motility disorders
  • Reflux disease
  • Esophageal cancer

Thoracic oncology, including:

  • Management of lung cancer
  • Surgical treatment of primary and metastatic lung cancer
  • Palliative endobronchial therapy for advanced lung cancer, including Laser and stents

Minimally invasive, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), including:

  • VATS lobectomy
  • Wedge resection
  • Degmentectomy
  • Drainage of pleural and pericardial effusion

To learn more about Thoracic Surgery, visit the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Ghulam Abbas, MD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
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Harold Roberts, MD

Co - Director of Program Integration for Advanced Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Assistant Professor
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Surgical Specialties – Physician Office Center


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