Address

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital

2775 Laurel Street, 7th floor

Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Thoracic Office Hours:

9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday

Closed 12:00-1:00pm for lunch, weekends, and statutory holidays

Contact

604-875-5388

604-875-5828

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Vancouver Thoracic Surgery

 

Your Thoracic Health is our Priority

Services Provided

The Vancouver Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant Program is structured to provide comprehensive specialized multidisciplinary care for people with thoracic disease:

  1. RAPID ACCESS THORACIC CANCER CLINIC: for lesions in the lungs, trachea, esophagus, stomach, mediastinum, chest wall, pericardium, and pleural space suspicious for cancer

  2. Screening for lung cancer via the 'BC Lung Screen Trial"

  3. Esophageal pH/impedance & Manometry testing

  4. Benign foregut disease including: giant hiatus hernia, achalasia and esophageal motility disorders, benign esophageal tumours and cysts

  5. Surgical lung biopsy, and lung transplantation

  6. Surgical biopsy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) biopsy of mediastinal lymphadenopathy

  7. Congenital anomalies of the tracheobronchial tree, lung, and esophagus in the adult

  8. Chest injury repair

  9. Acquired benign conditions such as myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism due to mediastinal parathyroid adenoma, and sepsis in the pleural space, mediastinum, chest wall and lungs

  10. Proximal airway disease, such as benign tracheal stenosis

  11. Benign esophageal diseases requiring esophageal function assessment

  12. Emphysema requiring lung volume reduction operation

 
Vancouver Thoracic Surgery Group

Initial Consultation

Taking Care of You

Initial appointments with our thoracic doctors are 30 minutes in length and for consultation only. 


No procedures will be done at this visit.


The doctor will review history, completed investigations, conduct an appropriate examination, and discuss a management plan.

Patients must bring a list of current medications, and an adult English language translator if not fluent in English. 

Click here for details on tests and procedures the Thoracic Doctors may arrange before surgery.

Vancouver Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Anna McGuire

Thoracic Surgery at VGH

Helping You Get Healthy

All thoracic surgeries and thoracic procedures are conducted at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) by our advanced fellowship trained Thoracic Surgeons. 


In the operating room, fellowship trained cardiothoracic anesthesiologists conduct all elective thoracic surgical anesthesia. Prior to surgery we arrange for patient assessment in the VGH pre-anesthetic clinic.

Click these links to the VCH Chest Surgery and Esophophagectomy Patient and Family Information guides for more information.

Vancouver Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Post-Op Care at VGH

The Care You Deserve

After surgery, all thoracic patients recover on the 12th floor Chest Centre at VGH in the Jim Pattison Pavilion. A highly specialized  multidisciplinary "Tower-12 Chest Centre" team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, and Pharmacists, care for thoracic patients along with thoracic surgeon and respirologist doctors.

Click "Welcome to the Chest Centre" for more details.