The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive, expert care for patients with diseases of the lung, chest, or esophagus. The team of physicians, nurses, and support service personnel are among the best in the country, and the treatment approach, facilities, and technology available are state-of-the-art.

The treatment of lung, chest, and esophageal diseases requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws on various medical specialties. At BMC, there are highly skilled physicians in all disciplines needed to provide comprehensive, quality care including medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic oncology, gastroenterology, minimally invasive esophageal therapies, pathology, pulmonary medicine, and radiology. The team of physicians and medical staff takes care of the patient through all phases of care—from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up.

The Division of Thoracic Surgery offers a full spectrum of clinical services to provide exceptional treatment for patients with lung, chest, and esophageal diseases.


Clínicas Especializadas

Terapias esofágicas mínimamente invasivas

El Departamento de Cirugía Torácica brinda atención integral y experta a pacientes con cáncer de esófago y otras enfermedades relacionadas. El tratamiento de las enfermedades del esófago requiere un enfoque interdisciplinario que se basa en diversas especialidades médicas.

Nuestro Equipo

Laurence Brinckerhoff MD

Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests

Lung cancer; Benign and malignant disease of the esophagus; Robotic surgery

Christopher Digesu, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Special Interests

Minimally-Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery; Lung Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Paraesophageal Hernia; Achalasia; Mediastinal Tumors

Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioners

Recursos del Paciente

Thoracic Surgery Patient Information

The Division of Thoracic Surgery serves patients and their families with a common goal, to treat the condition and lead the patient on as comfortable a path to recovery as possible. The patient will be treated in state-of-the-art facilities using a multidisciplinary approach.