We specialise in chest surgery to treat health problems, including:
- lung cancer, we're one of the largest lung cancer practices in the country
- cancer of the lining around the lung (mesothelioma)
- cancer from elsewhere in the body (lung metastases)
- lung collapse due to air (pneumothorax), fluid (pleural effusion) or infection (empyema)
You'll have a chest X-ray or CT scan to identify any problems.
Our most common operations are video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS). This is a form of keyhole surgery and removes part, or all, of the lung.
We also diagnose and treat other chest problems, such as mediastinal tumours, cysts and infections.
We run outreach clinics, where you may see one of our thoracic surgeons locally, these take place in:
On the day of your surgery, you'll go to either:
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your health professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
We're 1 of only 2 centres taking part in the Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery Trial (MARS).