Division of Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Care during COVID-19
We have taken unprecedented steps to ensure your in-person visits are welcoming and safe. In this video, Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, discusses the safety measures that have been implemented at Mass General.
For more than 70 years, we have been a major referral center for complex thoracic conditions and previously unsuccessful surgical treatments.
Mass General has hosted numerous milestones in thoracic surgery, from pioneering esophageal resection for cancer in the 1930s to inventing novel techniques of tracheal reconstruction in the 1960s.
George Perrone’s Experience with Stage 1 Lung Cancer
When George Perrone felt a sudden, sharp pain in his abdomen, he came to Massachusetts General Hospital. Upon consultation, he was informed that he not only need to undergo treatment for an inguinal hernia, but also for stage 1 lung cancer.