Thoracic (Chest) Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Thoracic Surgery program offers the latest surgical procedures for both non-cancerous and cancerous diseases of the chest. These include diseases of the airway, lungs, pleura, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall. Thoracic surgery does not include surgery of the heart and aorta.
We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. In an effort to reach our goal of The Best Patient Experience, we collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.
Our thoracic surgery quality measures are: