Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

Thoracic and esophageal surgery care team
Do you need treatment for a disease of the lungs, stomach or chest? The Thoracic Surgery team at University of Minnesota Medical Center is committed to providing you with the best comprehensive treatment in a truly caring environment. Specialists of University of Minnesota Health perform more than 1,200 surgical procedures each year to treat diseases of the lungs, diaphragm, esophagus, stomach and chest, including those located inside or below the rib cage.
Our expertise in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgical techniques is leading the way to the best possible outcomes for patients so they can return to normal, healthy lives.

Our thoracic surgery care team provides comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate care. Our care team includes not only highly trained thoracic surgeons, but also physician’s assistants, clinical nurse specialists and schedulers—all carefully coordinated to make sure you have an exceptional patient experience.

If you have questions, would like to schedule an appointment or want more information,
please contact us at 612-624-LUNG (5864).

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.


An Unexpected Visitor
Sonja, a therapy dog, visits patients who are recovering from thoracic surgeon. Sonja, a Bernese mountain dog mix, belongs to Thoracic Surgeon Rafael Andrade, MD. Watch the full story from WCCO-TV.