Why choose Ochsner Health for your thoracic surgical care?
The Ochsner thoracic surgery team unites specialists from multiple disciplines to diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, esophagus, trachea, diaphragm and chest wall. At Ochsner, your care comes through two fellowship-trained and board-certified thoracic surgeons — the only true general thoracic surgeons in New Orleans. You’ll also be supported by two thoracic physician assistants, a thoracic oncology navigator and a team of pulmonologists, radiologists, oncologists and pathologists, all working together to improve your health. This multidisciplinary team meets each week to plan a comprehensive approach to your progress. Our leading experts guide your care and deliver positive outcomes that meet and exceed national standards. Together they continue the Ochsner traditions of discovery, innovation and exceptional patient care that began with a pioneer in thoracic surgery, our co-founder, Dr. Alton Ochsner.
U.S. News & World Report rates Ochsner Health as “High Performing” in Lung Cancer Surgery, and Ochsner’s thoracic surgery program is recognized as a 3-star program for lobectomy by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This places the program in the top 2.5% of programs who report their data to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and is a measure of program quality and outcomes.