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Advanced Techniques & Procedures

From diagnosing a condition to treating each patient, surgeons with REX Thoracic Surgical Specialists bring to our patients the latest procedures and equipment available today.

Options for surgery

If you need surgery, you can rely on our experts to help you understand and choose the best option for you.

All of our thoracic surgeons have training and expertise to perform surgery in and around the chest. We also team up with other experts to offer some procedures that are usually available only at teaching hospitals.
In many situations, we can use innovative tools and techniques that require only very small incisions, or cuts. (This is called "minimally invasive" or thorascopic surgery.) Some of these techniques use high-tech equipment and three-dimensional video cameras. These tools help our surgeons to be very precise in their treatment.

We offer this small-incision surgery whenever possible. Research and our own experience show that with it, patients recover more quickly, get home faster, and are less likely to have problems such as an infection after surgery.

If you need surgery, talk with your doctor about your options. No matter what care plan is best for you, you can be rest assured that your surgeon and your entire thoracic surgery care team have the experience and knowledge you need.

Tests and Procedures

Below is a list of common tests and procedures your physicians with REX Thoracic Surgical Specialists use to discover what is causing a medical condition and to treat it.

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest CT scan
  • Chest X-ray
  • Lung needle biopsy
  • Surgical lung biopsy
  • Thoracic CT Scan