Skilled Care for the Lungs and Chest
Conditions that affect the thoracic (chest) region of the body can be extremely
complex. They may encompass multiple organs, damage the lungs or bring
risks to your aorta, the heart’s largest artery.
At Baton Rouge General, we offer expertise in both thoracic surgery and
in using minimally invasive treatments. We offer video-assisted thoracic
surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery, which allows doctors to use robot-assisted
tools to perform very precise treatment.
Unparalleled Thoracic Care, Amazing Results
Our team of skilled cardiothoracic surgeons works closely with heart and
vascular (blood and circulatory system) surgeons and cardiologists (heart
specialists) to provide exceptional treatment for heart, chest, lung and
During your treatment with us, you’ll have access to:
- Heart, vascular and thoracic surgeons
- Interventional cardiologists who provide minimally invasive treatments
- Intensive care doctors
Cardiac rehabilitation including physical therapy, pulmonary and cardiac rehab
- Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
- Pharmacists with expertise in caring for people after thoracic surgeries
Thoracic Conditions We Treat
Our team is skilled in handling a variety of chest and lung conditions.
Whenever possible, we emphasize minimally invasive techniques –
treatments such as VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) and robotic-assisted surgery.