THORACIC SURGERY IN MONTANA
A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. This includes surgeons who can be called cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, general thoracic surgeons, and congenital heart surgeons.
Cardiothoracic surgeons operate on diseases that occur in the organs inside the chest and in the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity.
Coronary artery disease is one of the most common diseases treated by cardiothoracic surgeons.
General thoracic surgeons treat primarily lung cancer and diseases of the esophagus and chest wall.
Congenital heart surgeons care for babies and children with holes between the heart chambers or abnormal connections within the heart.