Thoracic Surgery Clinical Information
Our clinical practice is based at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and is staffed Monday through Friday, making it possible to see emergency cases as needed.
- Northwestern Thoracic Surgery Clinic
675 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
For more information regarding Thoracic (Chest) Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, call 312-695-3800 or 1-877-926-4664.
Within the Thoracic (Chest) Surgery program, individual patient cases are discussed weekly at multidisciplinary conferences that include specialists in thoracic oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, pulmonology and gastroenterology. This conference strives to optimize curative (to cure) and palliative (to provide relief) treatments, minimize unnecessary testing, and to offer clinical research trial participation to appropriate candidates.
Northwestern Thoracic (Chest) Surgery program is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Lurie Cancer Center is one of only 41 cancer centers in the nation to hold this NCI designation. In addition, the Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an exclusive alliance of 21 of the nation's leading cancer centers.
Northwestern Thoracic (Chest) Surgery program offers the latest surgical procedures for both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the chest including the tracheobronchial tree (airway), lungs, pleura, esophagus, diaphragm, chest wall and mediastinum.
Thoracic surgeons Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD and Alberto de Hoyos, MD and Shari Meyerson, MD lead this highly specialized team, which includes anesthesiologists, nurses, pain service specialists, respiratory care specialists and a support staff that provides integrated care designed specifically for the care of the thoracic (chest) surgery patient.
Drs. DeCamp, de Hoyos and Meyerson recognize the benefits that minimally invasive surgery offers to the patient - less pain, less scarring, less tissue injury, lower infection rates and shorter hospital stays. Based on these benefits, the Thoracic (Chest) Surgery program performs over 80 percent of all their surgeries via a minimally invasive approach.
This page last updated Sep 21, 2012