BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

The Department of Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive, expert care for patients with cancer of the esophagus and other related diseases. Treatment of esophageal diseases requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws on various medical specialties. At BMC, we are fortunate to have highly skilled physicians in all of the disciplines needed to provide comprehensive, quality care including medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, gastroenterology, pathology, pulmonary medicine and radiology.

We believe that cancer treatment requires a collaborative, team approach, not only among your doctors, nurses and support service providers, but with you and your family as full participants in your care. We understand that a cancer diagnosis challenges patients and families in many ways and we are committed to meeting those challenges with you.

We will take care of you through all phases of your care from diagnosis, to treatment, to follow-up care, and you will always be treated with dignity and respect by all of the members of your care team.

We offer a full spectrum of clinical services to provide exceptional treatment for patients with esophageal cancers and diseases. Our areas of expertise include:


Barrett's Esophagus

Epiphrenic Diverticulum

Esophageal Cancer

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

High-Grade Dysplasia

Motility Disorders

Zenkers Diverticulum