Cardiac and thoracic surgery specialists in Denver
The board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons within the HealthONE Physician Group network are committed to ensuring a successful procedure and safe recovery for our patients. We have a highly specialized team of surgeons, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to make sure you have a treatment plan that is best suited to you.
Each patient is unique, so you will get the individualized care you need to help ensure the best possible outcomes for your unique diagnosis.
For more information about our cardiothoracic services, you can schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.
Complete cardiothoracic care
Cardiothoracic surgery is a surgical specialty pertaining to surgical procedures performed on the heart, lungs and esophagus, which are all organs located within the chest cavity. Our network of surgeons offer a range of cardiac procedures to treat various heart conditions and vascular surgeries to treat issues with the veins and blood vessels.
Our thoracic program can also offer minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques for many benign thoracic conditions affecting the esophagus, such as achalasia and hiatal hernia.
Our thoracic surgeons are highly experienced in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques such as video-assisted thoracic surgery resections for lung cancer and robot-assisted thoracic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows patients to have less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to normal activities.
Although minimally invasive surgeries are available, sometimes open incisions must be used, but our team will review all possible options during your office visit. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, our team will guide you through every step of the process with detailed explanations of possible procedures for your specific needs.
Thoracic conditions we treat
Our thoracic surgeons treat the following conditions:
- Achalasia (inability to push food to the stomach)
- Barrett's esophagus (inflammation of the lining of the esophagus)
- Chest wall tumors
- Diaphragm paralysis
- Empyema (collection of pus in the space between the lung and the inner surface of the chest wall)
- Esophageal cancer
- Esophageal motility disorders
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and reflux
- Hiatal hernia
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Lung cancer
- Lung cancer screening
- Lung nodules
- Mediastinal masses (growths that form in the area of the chest that separates the lungs)
- Pleural effusions (buildup of excess fluid around the lung)
- Pleural diseases
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
- Rib lesions
- Thymoma (malignant cells that form in the thymus)