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Definition: thoracic: (tho-ra-cic) -Pronunciation: -th-'ras-ik, Function: adjective. : relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Copyright 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
For those dealing with the unfamiliar word Thoracic, it seems like a heavy topic. Texas Tech Physicians is here to take the mystery out of it, as well as the worry. Our skilled and board certified physicians will make you and the relationship they have with you a priority. It is a goal of the Cardio-Thoracic Clinic to provide excellence in health care to humankind through education, research, patient care and service, accomplished with honesty, integrity, compassion and intellectual curiosity.
What is thoracic surgery
Thoracic surgery encompasses all operations that are performed on organs of the body between the neck and the abdomen. Surgery on the heart is more specifically referred to as cardiovascular surgery. Thoracic surgery most commonly refers to the lungs.
Why do I need thoracic surgery?
The most frequent reason for having surgery is to repair or assess damage to the lungs due to disease or injury. Continuing causes are cancer, trauma and pulmonary diseases.
Specialized Surgery includes:
- thoracic surgeries
- surgeries for the treatment of benign and malignant lung disease
- lung cancer
- esophogeal hernias
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Lubbock ,TX 79430
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