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Thoracic Surgery Specialist

Mission Surgical Clinic

General and Vascular Surgery located in Riverside, Corona, Redlands, Eastvale, San Bernadino, Barstow, Riverside, Murrieta CA

If you suffer from a disease or condition that affects the organs in your chest or surrounding areas, you can rely on the board-certified surgeons at Mission Surgical Clinic. They offer thoracic surgery using the latest advances in technologies and procedures. Call the office in Riverside, Corona, Eastvale, Redlands, Barstow or San Bernardino, California, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Thoracic Surgery Q&A

What is thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery involves the chest and nearby organs, including your esophagus, lungs, airways, diaphragm, trachea, rib cage, and breastbone, as well as nearby blood vessels. The Mission Surgical Clinic team offers cutting-edge robotic technology and innovative procedures to give you the best outcome with a low risk of complications.

Why might I need thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery at Mission Surgical Clinic treats the following conditions:

  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Lung cancer
  • Excessive sweating
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Sunken chest
  • Trachea narrowing
  • Narrowed or blocked blood vessels

Thoracic surgery reduces unpleasant symptoms and your risk of complications, giving you a better quality of life. The board-certified surgeons at Mission Surgical Clinic are experts in their field.

Is thoracic surgery right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for thoracic surgery at Mission Surgical Clinic, your specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs and complete a physical exam.

Your provider will order diagnostic tests, including blood tests, heart function tests, angiography, and imaging procedures (X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans) to diagnose your condition and determine the right surgery for you.

How should I prepare for thoracic surgery?

Follow your surgeon’s instructions before undergoing thoracic surgery at Mission Surgical Clinic. They may ask you to stop taking specific medicines and avoid food and drink the morning of your scheduled procedure. Don’t smoke, and arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.

What happens during and after the procedure?

Right before surgery, you receive a sedative to help you relax or fall asleep. You won’t feel any pain during thoracic surgery. Your surgeon removes, repairs, or replaces tissues in your thoracic cavity and closes the incisions before taking you to a recovery area.

Follow your surgeon’s instructions for taking care of yourself after surgery. Take medicines as directed, get plenty of rest, and eat nutritious foods. Keep your incision sites clean and attend your follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re recovering properly.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll probably need additional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

To learn more about innovative thoracic surgery at Mission Surgical Clinic and find out if it’s right for you, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.