The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Division of Thoracic Surgery is staffed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons, and offers complete thoracic surgical care. The treatment of tumors in the chest is planned in a multidisciplinary approach and reviewed in the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Thoracic Oncology Conference.
Serving communities throughout Greater Boston, our thoracic surgeons provide the following services in an accessible community location, with the standards of a tertiary care center. We provide the following services in an accessible community location, with the standards of a tertiary care center.
Surgical therapy for lung cancer
Minimally invasive lung resection, including VATS lobectomy, VATS segmentectomy, extended resection and standard open lung resection.
Surgical therapy for esophageal cancer
Multimodality therapy including all standard open esophageal resections and minimally invasive esophagectomy
Surgery of the airway
Tracheal resection, bronchial sleeve resection
Surgery for complex benign esophageal disorders
Achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal diverticula
Surgery for myasthenia gravis and thymoma
Cervical thymectomy, transsternal thymectomy, and VATS thymectomy
Surgical care of advanced emphysema
Treatment of bullous emphysema, VATS bleb resection, lung volume reduction surgery (at MGH)
Surgical treatment of Hyperhidrosis
Surgical treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
A consultation with a thoracic surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital may be scheduled at 617-243-6447.
Contact the Thoracic Surgery Department
Henning A. Gaissert, MD, Chief of Service
2014 Washington Street: 3-North
Newton, MA 02462