Chicago Health Medical Group
Resilience Healthcare

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the treatment of conditions of the chest which houses the heart, thoracic aorta, lungs, chest wall, mediastinum, pleural space, esophagus, diaphragm, just to name a few. It is divided into two distinct disciplines, Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery. Currently we are able to offer General Thoracic Surgery which focuses on benign and malignant diseases of the thorax. The approach to treatment ranges from percutaneous to minimally invasive and then to open operations for more complex cases.

Some of the more common General Thoracic Surgical procedures include:

  • Wedge Resection
  • Segmentectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Bilobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Palliative treatment of inoperable malignant diseases
  • Video-assisted diagnostic procedures
  • Percutaneous or intraoperative tube or catheter-based drainage of all types of pleural fluid
  • Pericardial window
  • Decortication for empyema
  • Resection of pleural-based masses
  • Resection for chest wall malignancies
  • Rib plating for fractures
  • Diaphragmatic Plication
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Treatment of benign esophageal conditions such as strictures, achalasia, GERD
  • Sympathectomy
  • Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court, L700
Oak Park, IL 60302