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    Every interaction I have with a patient and his or her family is guided by my desire to provide the kind of care I would want for myself or my own family member. Meeting a chest surgeon often evokes dramatic images and fears, particularly among family members, so I aim to treat everyone in my patients’ social support network as though they are my patient as well. In trying to provide the highest level of care for my patients, I strive to adopt and perfect the latest minimally invasive techniques for chest surgery while always keeping safety and quality in the forefront of my decision-making. Most importantly, I am a fierce patient advocate who spends extra time helping my patients navigate the healthcare system to achieve the best possible outcome.

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    Areas of Interest: Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as robot-assisted and VATS, are my preferred approaches, when possible, for the conditions I treat, which include: lung cancer; esophageal cancer; benign esophageal conditions such as reflux, hiatal hernias and achalasia; sympathectomy for excessive sweating and facial blushing; thoracic outlet syndrome; chest wall tumors; mediastinal diseases such as thymomas; pectus excavatum and carinatum (AKA “pigeon chest”); paralysis and eventration of the diaphragm.