Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

This information is useful for adults and older adults
thoracic surgeons
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our thoracic surgeons have extensive training and surgery experience.
  • We rely on the latest clinical research to guide treatment options.
  • If you're looking for a second opinion, our team of surgeons can provide detailed information.

Thoracic surgeons specialize in treating diseases of the chest, primarily cancers of the lungs and the esophagus. They also noncancerous conditions such as benign chest wall tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease and paraesophageal hernia

At Yale Medicine, specialists like Daniel J. Boffa, MD, associate professor of thoracic surgery and clinical program leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, are on the leading edge of minimally invasive techniques that offer the best possible outcome for their patients. “The best minimally invasive surgeon is the one that is skilled at both approaches, and can tailor surgical treatment to the individual patient," Boffa says.