Thoracic Surgery Program

Our thoracic surgery team provides comprehensive care to patients with disorders of the chest, including the lung, esophagus, trachea, pleura (lining of the chest), and mediastinum (middle section of the chest). Working with a multidisciplinary team of medical and radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, dedicated thoracic nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, and care coordinators, we strive to provide compassionate, high-quality coordinated care for our patients.

RWJBarnabas Health’s Thoracic Surgery program, available at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Community Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center, offers patients the latest medical advancements and treatment options for virtually every thoracic condition. Our nationally-recognized thoracic specialists are leaders in the field who are able to perform the most advanced surgical techniques. Historically, thoracic surgery has been performed as an open procedure (large incisions of 8-10 inches long/general anesthesia), but over the years, minimally invasive techniques (small incisions of 1-2 inches/general anesthesia) have been developed to provide safe and effective alternatives.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists, you may need a referral from your doctor. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or make an appointment online.

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Thoracic Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of thoracic conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Thoracic Procedures Offered

Your cardiothoracic surgeon will decide on the best surgery approach for you (open or minimally-invasive) based on several factors, including the type of thoracic disease you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation. Some procedural options may include:

Meet the Thoracic Surgery Team

Instrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of thoracic specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our “Meet our Thoracic Surgery Team” page.

Meet Our Team

Access to the Latest Thoracic Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBH Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.




Patient Stories

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group at Monroe
800 Bunn Drive
Suite 303
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 655-5178
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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Short Hills Surgery Center
187 Millburn Avenue
Suite 102
Milburn, NJ 07041
(973) 671-0555
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Hudson Crossing Surgery Center
2 Executive Drive
Suite 102
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 470-6977
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Jersey City Medical Center Outpatient Services at Colony Plaza
414 Grand Street
Suite 14
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 616-0470
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