Coronary artery bypass graft
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) treats coronary artery disease. This surgery helps blood make a detour, or bypass, around one or more narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the blood vessels that bring blood to the heart.
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Off-Pump Coronary artery bypass graft is surgery to treat coronary artery disease. This procedure is performed without using the heart-lung machine. The surgery helps blood make a detour, or bypass, around one or more narrowed or blocked coronary arteries.
Mitral Valve Surgery
Mitral valve surgery can repair or replace your heart’s mitral valve. The new valve may be mechanical or made of animal tissue. Your physician will talk with you about which type of valve is best for you. The mitral valve opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the proper direction through your heart.
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic valve replacement gives you a new aortic heart valve. The new valve may be mechanical or made of animal tissue. Your physician will talk with you before surgery about which type of valve is best for you. The aortic valve opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the proper direction through your heart.
Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Treatment for atrial fibrillation helps prevent stroke and heart failure. It also helps relieve symptoms. Atrial fibrillation is often caused by another heart problem. It may happen after heart surgery. It may also be caused by other problems, such as an overactive thyroid gland or lung disease.
Early & Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
Lung cancer causes cells to divide in the lungs uncontrollably, causing tumors that reduce a person’s ability to breathe.
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
During this surgery, your MMG surgeon removes small pieces of damaged lung tissue, allowing the remaining tissue to function better. The diaphragm then contracts and relaxes better, so you can breathe more easily.
Tracheal Tumors & Airway Management
Tracheal tumors occur in the trachea, also known as the windpipe. Airway management uses medical procedures and devices for the purpose of maintaining or restoring ventilation in a patient which is reduced by the tumors.
Malignant Pleural Effusions
A malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a fairly common complication in a number of different cancers. There is a build up of fluid and cancer cells that collects between the chest wall and the lung. MPE causes you to have chest discomfort as well as feel short of breath.
Chest Wall Tumors
Chest wall tumors are often noticed by a lump, bump or protrusion in the chest.
A pulmonary (lung) metastasis is cancer that started in another part of the body and spread to the lungs. It’s also called secondary lung cancer or metastatic lung tumors.
A thoracotomy is surgery completed through an incision in the chest wall. A thoracotomy may be used for surgery on the lungs, esophagus, trachea, heart, aorta, or diaphragm. The exact place where the incision is made depends on the reason for the surgery. It is usually across the side of the mid-chest.
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
VATS is a way to do surgery inside the chest. With open surgery, the physician makes one large incision in your chest. But with VATS, the physician makes several small cuts. VATS also differs from open surgery because the physician does not have to cut through the ribs or breastbone (sternum).
Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This is called the pleural space. The procedure may also be called a “chest tap.” It is normal to have a small amount of fluid in the pleural space. But too much fluid can build up because of problems such as infection, heart failure, and lung cancer.
Lobectomy is the removal of the lobe of the lung affected by lung cancer. A bilobectomy is the removal of two lobes.
Malignant pleural effusions
A malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is the buildup of fluid and cancer cells that collects between the chest wall and the lung. This can cause you to have chest discomfort as well as feel short of breath. It is a fairly common complication in a number of different cancers.
A mesothelioma is a tumor of the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs. Treatment may include surgery, but also radiation, and chemotherapy are common.
Mediastinal tumors form in the area of the chest that separates the lungs, the mediastinum. The mediastinum contains the heart, nerves, aorta, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and lymph nodes.
A thyroidectomy is surgery to remove your thyroid gland. This gland is shaped like a butterfly. It lies across the windpipe (trachea). The gland makes hormones that control how your body makes and uses energy (metabolism).
During this procedure, a flexible tube is used to look at your airway, a bronchoscope. This is done to look for growth, problems with the airway and diagnose breathing problems.
This surgery removes all or part of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. The healthy part of the esophagus is connected to the stomach or colon so that you can still swallow and eat food. This surgery is mainly used when a patient has esophageal cancer.
Aortic Root Aneurysms
An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel stretches or bulges. An aortic root aneurysm occurs in the beginning of the aorta. The aorta is the body’s largest blood vessel. It is responsible for transporting blood to the body from the heart.