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Thoracic Surgery

Centra’s thoracic surgeons are dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the chest.
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Conditions we treat

Our team offers the full range of surgery options to treat issues inside the chest cavity, including heart, lung and esophagus conditions. We perform traditional, open heart surgery. We continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures to help you recover quicker and with less pain. Centra’s thoracic services include comprehensive outpatient and inpatient service—both diagnostic and therapeutic—for patients.

Our experts in thoracic surgery have an emphasis on the following: 

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Decortication
  • Esophagectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Mediastinal tumor resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Surgery to repair traumatic injuries to the heart, lung, breast bone or rib cage
  • Video assisted thoracoscopy (VATS)



Related Services

Heart & Vascular Institute

We use advanced tests and treatments available to care for people with common or complex cardiovascular problems.

Cancer Care

Our multidisciplinary team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the best care in a healing environment.

Where you can find us

We have a number of conveniently located facilities in your neighborhood. See all Locations

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Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center

1701 Thomson Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

1901 Tate Springs Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Meet our team

Centra's team of Caregivers is dedicated to providing the most advanced, personalized care.