Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates (CVTSA) has more than a quarter century of experience delivering advanced thoracic surgery to patients requiring diagnosis, staging and treatment of diseases of the thoracic cavity. Our thoracic surgeons perform more than 750 operations annually with results that are rarely matched across the nation. Meet our thoracic surgeons.
More importantly perhaps than these results, we promise to provide patients nothing less than a commitment equivalent to what we would wish for our own family members.
With experience treating cancers found in the thoracic cavity and diseases of the esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm and stomach, our thoracic surgeons, recognized as among the best in Virginia, Maryland and DC area by Washingtonian Magazine, offer diagnosis, staging and treatment of disorders of the chest, including:
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Perforation
- Hiatal Hernia
- Benign Esophageal Conditions
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Volume Reduction
- Aneurysm of the Abberant Right Subclavian Artery
- Disorders of the Mediastinum
- Descending Cervical Mediastinitis
- Myasthenia Gravis
Our goal at CVTSA is to provide you with as much information as possible about your thoracic diagnosis and treatment options. Use the links to the left to navigate our Thoracic Surgery section.
Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates proudly services thoracic surgery patients in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas. To schedule an appointment, please call (703) 280-5858.
Myasthenia gravis is the most common known disorder of neuromuscular transmission, thought to affect fifteen to twenty persons per hundred thousand in the U.S. population. The disorder is felt to be an antibody-mediated attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junctions, resulting in poor skeletal muscular contraction, weakness and fatigability as a result.
A Collapsed Lung
A pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, occurs when a person’s chest cavity becomes filled with air or gas that is supposed to be inside of the lung. Thoracic surgeons at CVTSA routinely treat patients from Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland with pneumothoraces. To understand a pneumothorax, it is important to understand how the lungs work.
With over a quarter of a century of experience treating cancers found in the thoracic cavity and diseases of the esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm and stomach, CVTSA thoracic surgeons offer both minimally invasive and open surgery for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of disorders of the chest, including in the chest wall, esophagus, lungs, mediastinum and pleura.
Esophagus & Stomach