Thoracic Surgery

At the Division of General Thoracic Surgery, our goal is to provide exceptional, up-to-date, and coordinated care delivered in a timely and compassionate manner.

iStock_33323988_LARGEOur board-certified surgeons are equipped with the latest techniques for dealing with benign and malignant conditions of the lung, chest wall, and esophagus.

Lung Cancer
Minimally invasive techniques allow us to deal with lung cancer in a manner that maximizes patient comfort and minimizes hospital stays. Superdimension navigational bronchoscopy uses GPS technology to pinpoint even small tumors deep in the lung. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) allows us to sample lymph nodes in the center of the chest without the need for incisions. Our experts can then employ either VATS or robotic lobectomies to remove the cancer through small incisions without spreading the ribs. Less than half of patients with lung cancer in the US have access to some of these advanced techniques.

Esophageal Cancer
We are committed to providing compassionate care for every stage of esophageal cancer. Working hand-in-hand with a multidisciplinary team, we are involved in formulating an individualized care plan for each patient. Furthermore, we are one of the few centers in the region with expertise in minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE), an advanced technique that permits us to remove esophageal cancers through small incisions.

  • Thymomas
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Carcinoids
  • Mediastinal cysts
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Esophageal (Zenker's) diverticula
  • GERD
  • Pectus deformities
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Our Thoracic Surgery Locations:

Meet our Thoracic Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Kachala, Stefan, MD
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • New Britain
  • Meriden
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Katigbak, Mario Winn, MD
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Norwich
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McKelvey, Alicia Ann, MD, FACS, FCCP
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford