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Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Thoracic Surgery

ChristianaCare’s Division of Thoracic Surgery is a high-volume center that provides world-class treatment for a wide range of malignant and non-malignant conditions affecting the:

    • Lung.
    • Esophagus.
    • Thymus.
    • Mediastinum.
    • Chest wall.
    • Diaphragm.

Our dedicated team of physicians is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each of our patients. Our goal is to not only provide the finest care for our patients today, but to continually advance the quality and effectiveness of the surgical treatment options of tomorrow. Our surgeons are active investigators involved in collaborative research and medical education. They are ongoing participants in an array of national and international studies and clinical trials. Their work has been published in a variety of medical texts and peer-reviewed journals. Their achievements have been recognized with academic appointments to the University of Delaware and some of the area’s most respected medical colleges.

What truly sets our surgeons apart, however, is their expertise in thoracic surgery and their focus on compassionate, outstanding patient care.

Specialists in malignant and non-malignant disease

Our surgeons employ the most advanced technology and techniques in the management of malignant and non-malignant disease, including:

    • Aerodigestive tract stenting (lung and esophagus).
    • Minimally-invasive cancer staging and treatment.
    • Radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors (RALT).
    • Surgical resection for lung, esophageal, thymic and other chest malignancies.
    • Surgical management of lung metastases.
    • Transthoracic and Transhiatal esophagectomy.
    • Video-assisted thorascopic (VATS) lobectomies.
    • Hiatal hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery.
    • Bullectomy for emphysema.
    • Surgical treatment of esophageal dysmotility conditions.
    • VATS resection of mediastinal cysts and posterior mediastinal neuogenic tumors.
    • VATS sympathectomy.
    • VATS vagotomy.

As members of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center’s Thoracic and Esophageal Cancer Multidisciplinary Center, our thoracic surgeons participate in the multi-modality treatment for patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma and other malignancies of the chest.

Leading the way to treatment advances

Our surgical team is actively engaged in collaborative research and clinical trials in an effort to discover new ways to diagnose and treat lung cancer. These include:

Division of Thoracic Surgery
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions