surgeryThe Department of Thoracic Surgery at Lung Center of the Philippines is known in the country as a leader in the treatment of pulmonary diseases. It also serves as a national referral center offering cutting edge screening techniques to latest Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). The doctors in this section specialize in non-cardiac thoracic pathology. This includes benign and malignant pulmonary lesions including lung cancer, benign and malignant esophageal diseases, pleural effusions, mediastinal masses, thymoma, myasthenia gravis and chest wall diseases. Treatment options are tailored for each patient at the time of their visit.

Patients are taken in of by the Thoracic surgery team. In addition to the thoracic surgeon, the nursing staffs in the operating room specialize in thoracic procedures. The anaesthesiologists have trained specifically in the field of chest anaesthesia. Patients are taken care of on the floor with nurses, physical therapists, and respiratory therapist that have training and special interest in the thoracic surgery patient. The thoracic surgery team in Lung Center of the Philippines provides exceptional global care for each patient.

Services Offered:

    1. Lung Cancer
        • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
    2. Pulmonary tuberculosis
    3. Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
    4. Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
    5. Esophageal Cancer
        • Benign esophageal diseases (including achalasia, benign tumors and
        • Esophageal reconstruction
        • Gastroesophageal reflux 
    6. Mediastinal diseases
        • Thymoma
        • Germ cell tumor
        • Lymphoma
        • Mediastinal cyst
    7. Surgical treatment of Myasthenia gavis
    8. Pleural diseases
        • Pneumothorax
        • Pleura effusions (Malignant, Tuberculous/parapneumonic pleuritis)
    9. Chest wall tumors
    10. Symphatectomy for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
    11. Plication of diaphragm paralysis
    12. Trachea resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing
    13. Surgical treatment for thoracic trauma
    14. Lung transplantation for end stage diseases of the lung
    15. Congenital lesions of the lung


surgeryLung Center of the Philippines thoracic surgeons are among the most experienced physicians in the Philippines. By combining the skills of our surgeons with the latest surgical equipment, we are able to provide some of the most advanced surgical care available today. Innovations like minimally invasive thoracic surgery enable us to limit pain, promote faster recovery and potentially improved surgical outcomes.


Lung center thoracic surgery is committed to developing the future leaders of thoracic surgery. The department and its faculty strive to educate a broad range of TCVS fellows developing their surgical skills and knowledge.

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship click here

Please visit  our LCP Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Website to learn more on VATS, the advantages of VATS and other services offered.