Experienced and Skilled Thoracic Surgeons: Heart and Vascular Care
Thoracic surgeons treat the chest and lungs
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s thoracic surgeons perform complex lung and chest procedures every day — everything from minimally-invasive procedures, such as video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS), to traditional open surgeries. Performing thoracic surgery in Tacoma, Washington, they work tirelessly to save lives and improve the quality of life for every patient. Thanks to their dedication and skill, countless patients are living more comfortably and with greater peace of mind.
Meet our thoracic surgeons
Our thoracic surgeons are part of Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates. They are known both regionally and nationally for their outstanding work with patients suffering from conditions of the lungs and chest.
If you are facing lung or chest surgery, rest assured that you are in the hands of experts dedicated to your full recovery. Your surgeon will partner with you, your family and your physicians to create a surgical plan designed to provide your best outcome.
Cardiothoracic support team
Our clinical support team is comprised of physician assistants, registered nurses and other clinical staff, all dedicated to superlative patient care. We’re here to support you through this process, monitor your well-being and answer any questions you may have, from your first appointment through your recovery. We also see that all other aspects of your treatment, including discharge planning and follow-up care, run smoothly.
Call or visit
For information on any procedure, surgeon or aspect of hospitalization, follow-up, outpatient or follow-up care, please contact us. A clinical or support staff member will give you the information you need to get started.
Your Heart Care Team
When Do You Need a Heart Specialist?
Your First Cardiology Visit
Recovering from Heart Surgery
Accepted Insurance Plans
Conditions We Treat
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Why Choose Us for Heart Care?
Heart Health: Prevention and Support
Heart and Vascular Procedure Videos
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