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John Charles Wain, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-5200
Departments
Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Thoracic Cancers
  • Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology
  • Transplant Center
  • Lung Transplant
Clinical Interests
Lung cancer
Airway surgery
Emphysema
Mediastinal tumors
Esophageal cancer
Interstitial lung disease
Lung transplant
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Jefferson Medical College
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, City of Hope Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Donor aortic graft improves reconstruction after partial laryngectomy

MGH surgeons have developed a new technique for reconstructing the larynx after surgery for advanced cancer. The approach uses cryopreserved aortas from deceased donors to replace removed larynx tissue and allows some patients to avoid a permanent tracheotomy and maintain voice and swallowing function.

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5200
Fax: 617-726-7667