Chat With a Doctor: Ask the Thoracic Surgeon

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about thoracic surgery? Sudish Murthy, MD, Surgical Director, Center of Major Airway Disease, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at noon (ET).

Ask the Thoracic Surgeon Live Web Chat: noon (ET) on Nov. 8, 2012


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Sudish Murthy, MD

  • Surgical Director
  • Center of Major Airway Disease
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat events, led by Cleveland Clinic doctors and health professionals.

About thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgeons treat a variety of patients who require surgery on the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest.

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Thoracic surgeons focus on many diseases, including lung cancer, severe emphysema, cancer of the esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias and swallowing disorders. Learn more about all the diseases that can be treated by thoracic surgery, and ask any questions you may have about what these procedures involve.

Possible questions for this webchat

  • I’m scheduled for thoracic surgery — in general, what can I expect?
  • Have there been any exciting recent advances in thoracic surgery?
  • What are the types of minimally invasive thoracic surgery?

Dr. Murthy is the Surgical Director of the Center of Major Airway Disease and a staff thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. His specialty interests include esophageal surgery; minimally invasive surgery including robotics, bronchoscopic, laparoscopic and thorascopic procedures; general thoracic surgery; and lung transplantation.

This health chat will open on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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