Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Surgery  department at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai is dedicated to the early diagnosis, treatment & prevention of  diseases of the chest. We aim to  continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic-assisted technology.
Our  specialised multi-disciplinary team of surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, focusing mainly in  the research of early diagnosis, better cancer staging, and prediction of recurrent disease in lung and esophageal cancer.

Our Thoracic Surgeons Treat The Following Diseases:


  • Lung cancer
  • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
  • Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign esophageal diseases (including achalasia, benign tumors and strictures)
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Mediastinal tumors and diseases (including the surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural diseases (including pneumothorax, infections and pleural effusions)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Plication for diaphragm paralysis
  • Tracheal resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing
  • Lung transplantation for end-stage diseases of the lung
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