Minimally Invasive & Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Experts
West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery is committed to excellence in patient care. Each year, Cedars-Sinai sees more new patients with lung cancer than any other program in California.
The expert team at the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai has pioneered the VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgical) lobectomy and has the largest volume in the world. VATS lobectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique for lung cancer.
The thoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai have also been pioneers in developing a minimally invasive surgery to treat emphysema. The Division of Thoracic Surgery is committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, research and community service. Thoracic surgeons treat all aspects of diseases in the chest and perform minimally invasive surgeries to resolve these problems.
Thoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai have been pioneers in developing minimally invasive surgery to treat lung cancer and emphysema. The Women’s Guild Lung Institute offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for diseases of the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, airways and mediastinum. Our highly responsive, multidisciplinary staff is dedicated to providing information, quality care and service to all who seek our care and counsel.