Chest-Surgery.com is the internet home of Thoracic Surgery Associates, PC, the practice of Ernest L. Itkin, MD, and William R. Mayfield, MD, both Board Certified Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons. This site was developed for the convenience and education of our patients and their families, to help them with the process of finding information regarding their Thoracic Surgical problem, and the process of preparing for appointments and surgery.
We offer the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the lung, pleura, chest wall, mediastinum, pericardium, and esophagus, as well as surgical treatment of hyperhydrosis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the upper extremities. We have specific interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques, utilizing 5 mm thoracosopy.
There is a paucity of information on the internet for the lay person
about thoracic surgical diseases and procedures. Chest-surgery.com
focuses on the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest, and
contains high quality medical illustrations to assist the lay person
in understanding the disease process and its surgical treatment.
The medical information at chest-surgery.com is not intended to
be a definitive, exhaustive, or diagnostic reference. (Please see
Thoracic Surgical Associates, PC, and chest-surgery.com will not
discuss individual medical problems or make diagnostic decisions
or give medical advice or opinions without the presence of the patient
in our offices.