Experienced surgeons. World-class Care. Comprehensive Thoracic Surgery

Providing the Latest Treatments for
Thoracic Conditions

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. We provide a full range of minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted technology.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Treatment and Prevention

Our surgeons provide advanced surgical techniques and cancer therapies to focus on early diagnosis, better cancer staging, and prediction of recurrent disease of organs in the chest.

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Multidisciplinary Care

We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancers and other diseases of the chest by collaborating with healthcare providers across different specialties.

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Experienced Surgeons

At Johns Hopkins, we are experienced in providing surgical treatment and management for all types of thoracic conditions.

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Conditions We Treat

We provide treatment for the following conditions:

  • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
  • Benign esophageal diseases
  • Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
  • Chest wall tumors

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Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery at Johns Hopkins

Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery is a procedure that creates three to five small incisions in the chest and does not require spreading apart the ribs. Long-handled instruments and a camera are inserted through these small incisions to perform different types of thoracic procedures.

Our robotic surgery technology uses a high definition, 3-D magnified camera to view the surgical area. The surgeon sits at a console, which translates the movements of the surgeon’s hand in real time. Robotic surgical instruments are small and wristed, providing the surgeon with a wide range of movement with high precision. There are many benefits of minimally invasive surgery, which include:

  • Fewer complications
  • Better cosmetic and functional result
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay

The Latest on Lung Cancer Screening & Survivorship

Johns Hopkins thoracic surgeon Dr. Stephen Yang and other experts in the field discuss learning to live as a lung cancer survivor and what you can expect for follow-up care and lifestyle adjustments.

Esophageal Cancer Survivors Workshop

The Johns Hopkins Division of Thoracic Surgery hosted an Esophageal Cancer Awareness & Survivor Workshop.

Thoracic Surgery Patient Education

Watch videos and learn what to expect during surgery, recovery and leaving the hospital.

Meet Our Thoracic Surgeons

  • Richard James Battafarano, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Regional Director of General Thoracic Surgery
    • Director, Division of General Thoracic Surgery
    • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Malcolm V Brock, M.D.

    • Director of Clinical and Translational Research in Thoracic Surgery
    • Professor of Surgery
    • Professor of Oncology
  • Stephen R Broderick, M.D.

    • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Residency Program
    • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Errol L. Bush, M.D.

    • Surgical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program
    • Director, Ex vivo Lung Perfusion Program (EVLP)
    • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Jinny Suk Ha, M.D., M.H.S.

    • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Stephen Clyde Yang, M.D.

    • Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
    • The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Professor in Thoracic Surgery
    • Professor of Surgery
    • Professor of Oncology

Locations for Treatment

We provide surgical services in Baltimore, Maryland at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.