Thoracic Center

(732) 235-7802 | (732) 235-8150 (fax)

The Thoracic Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) provides expert, comprehensive, and innovative care for patients with a variety of medical problems affecting the lungs, esophagus, and mediastinum including:

Higher Volume

Numerous studies demonstrate that high-volume hospitals produce better outcomes across a broad range of high-risk surgical procedures.

Better Outcomes

Our quality is evidenced by exceptional outcomes, including outstanding in-hospital mortality rates for lobectomy and esophagectomy and complication rates well below state and national averages.

Excellent Communication

Referring physicians benefit from close communication with Thoracic Center surgeons on patients' progress from the time of initial consultation through post-operative care.

Academic Medical Center

Patients at RWJUH benefit from access to the latest research and technology and the comprehensive care characteristic of a major teaching hospital. The expertise of our Thoracic Center surgeons extends across a broad spectrum of medical conditions affecting the lungs, esophagus, and mediastinum, including cancer, GERD, achalasia, emphysema and pleural effusion.