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Comprehensive Thoracic Program

The Comprehensive Thoracic Program provides high-quality multidisciplinary care for patients in the community with benign and malignant chest, lung and esophageal conditions and other thoracic diseases. Tufts Medical Center interventional pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons work in partnership with the teams at Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham to treat patients close to home. We are all members of the Wellforce health system, bringing together a dedicated team of specialists that also includes pathologists, radiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation specialists at each location.

Whether you have a suspicious lung nodule or a pleural disease, lung nodule evaluations and screenings and nearly all the specialized care needed for thoracic patients--including visits before and after surgery as well as treatments--are offered in the community. If thoracic surgery is required, it is currently performed only at Tufts MC. The team plans to offer a full range of surgical options at all locations in the near future.