Thoracic conditions refer to certain illnesses that affect the organs inside your chest, such as your lungs, heart or esophagus. When medicine or other treatments do not ease your symptoms or condition, your doctor may suggest surgery. Surgery can include: open surgery through one large incision (cut) or minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions.
The new da Vinci Xi robotic system brings cutting-edge technology to thoracic, colorectal and general surgery procedures, which includes breakthrough surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest. If your doctor recommends surgery, ask about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.