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

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

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Co - Director of Program Integration for Advanced Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Assistant Professor
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