Rush Thoracic Surgery

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Expert thoracic surgery, close to home

The team at University Thoracic Surgeons’ location in Oak Park provides a full range of consulting, diagnostic and surgical care services for people with lung and esophageal cancers, chest tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and more.

Our surgeon has expertise with the latest minimally invasive techniques, including Rush’s video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) program. Patients who undergo VATS surgeries have shorter hospital stays, less pain and a faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

In addition, our surgeon divides his time between Oak Park and Rush’s Chicago campus — so even if you have procedures at Rush University Medical Center, you can schedule follow-up appointments in Oak Park for your convenience.

The close collaboration between Rush locations also means that patients in Oak Park benefit from the collective expertise of one of the nation’s top thoracic surgery programs, and have access to the groundbreaking clinical research taking place at Rush University Medical Center. Thoracic surgeons at Rush are leaders both in surgical treatment for lung diseases and in efforts to improve lung cancer screening to catch these cancers at their earliest — most treatable — stages.

Services We Provide
Lung cancer surgery
Airway/tracheal program
Hyperhidrosis surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer
Esophageal procedures
Why Choose Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • Expert care
  • Access to all the expertise and research at Rush University Medical Center
  • Convenient Oak Park location
  • The most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive, laparoscopic and endoscopic approaches
  • The most experience in Illinois using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to treat lung cancer. Benefits of VATS include shorter hospital stays, less pain and a faster recovery compared to traditional surgery.
Partnering With Rush University Medical Center

The University Thoracic Surgeons team in Oak Park shares physicians, technologies and communications — even an electronic health record system — with Rush University Medical Center. This makes it seamless for you to get specialized services at Rush’s downtown campus if you need them, while carrying out your treatment plan close to home.