Thoracic Conditions

Cardiothoracic surgery is a general term for procedures that involve organs of the chest, heart, lungs and the esophagus.  Our thoracic surgeons are fellowship trained in thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery.  Here at BASS our thoracic surgeons specialize in:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Severe cases of emphysema
  • Mesothelioma
  • Hyperhidrosis

Our practice has three board-certified thoracic surgeons available to patients who are in need of surgical intervention for their condition.

Thoracic surgery has made many strides over the past decade. The surgeons here at BASS have been at the leading edge of minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures. Some thoracic “keyhole” operations are now being performed on patients who would have had open surgery in the past. Our thoracic surgeons work at some of the most advanced medical facilities:

  • John Muir Medical Center in Concord
  • Eden Medical Center
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center
  • San Ramon Medical Center

To learn more about thoracic surgery at BASS, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation. During your consultation and subsequent pre-operative work-up, your thoracic surgeon may order relevant tests to understand your condition. These tests may include:

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • Manometry
  • Endoscopy
  • Echocardiogram
  • And more

For patients that have had these test performed in the past, we ask that you bring the results of your tests with you to your consultation.