Division of Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Lung Center of the Philippines is known as the country’s leader in the surgical treatment of pulmonary diseases. It also serves as a national referral center offering cutting edge disease screening techniques to Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). The division of thoracic surgery specializes in both adult and pediatric non-cardiac thoracic pathology. This includes benign and malignant pulmonary lesions, esophageal diseased, pleural diseases, mediastinal masses, tracheobronchial pathology, and chest wall diseases. Treatment options are tailored for each patient at the time of their visit.

Patients are managed by the Thoracic Surgery team composed of the thoracic surgeons, thoracic anesthesiologists, and nursing staff who specialize in thoracic procedures. Physical and respiratory therapists specifically trained in the care of thoracic surgery patients are also part of the team. In addition to being at the forefront of Thoracic Surgery Training, the Lung Center of the Philippines provides exceptional global care for each patient.

Services Offered:

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

  1. Lung Cancer
    • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
      • Wedge resection
      • Segmentectomy
      • Lobectomy
      • Pneumonectomy
  2. Pulmonary tuberculosis
  3. Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
  4. Esophageal resection and reconstruction
  5. Mediastinal diseases
      • Germ ell tumor
      • Lymphoma
      • Neurogenic Tumors
      • Solitary Fibrous Tumors
      • Teratoma
      • Thymoma 
  6. Surgical treatment of Myasthenia gravis
  7. Pleural diseases
      • Pneumothorax
      • Pleura effusions (Malignant, Tuberculous/parapneumonic pleuritis)
      • Bronhopleural Fistula
  8. Symphatectomy for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
  9. Plication of diaphragm paralysis
  10. Surgical treatment for thoracic trauma
  11. Congenital Diseases
      • Tracheoesophageal fistula
      • CPAM/CCAM
      • Bronchial cyst

Open thoracotomy procedures

  1. Chest wall tumors resection and chest wall reconstruction
  2. Lung transplantation for end stage diseases of the lung

Advanced cardiac life support/ECMO

Management of esophageal diseases 

  1. High resolution manometry
  2. Surgical endoscopy
  3. PEG insertion
  4. Esophageal resection and reconstruction

Critical airway management 

  1. Coring out of tumor using APC, ND-YAG laser
  2. Management of hemoptysis
  3. Removal of foreign body
  4. Tracheal and Bronchial Diseases
    • Resection and reconstruction
    • Stent placement for airway narrowing
    • Management of recurrent tracheal stenosis 


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


The Division of Thoracic Surgery is committed to developing the future leaders of thoracic surgery. Its faculty strives to educate and train thoracic surgical fellows to develop and enhance their surgical knowledge and skills. It is regarded as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and holds regular training courses for both local and international thoracic surgeon.

Thoracic Surgical Training

Graduates of a PSGS-accredited five-year general surgery training program are eligible to apply for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship. Included in the training program are rotations in international facilities specializing in minimally invasive surgery and esophageal diseases.

The training will take 3 years: 1 year of core TCVS curriculum and 2 years of pathway thoracic surgical curriculum. The fellows in training are exposed to a gamut of diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic surgical procedures addressing the disease of the lung, pleura, mediastinum and chest wall. 

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Department of Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia
Telephone Number: (02) 8924-6101 local 2042 to 2045

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The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) was established through Presidential Decree No. 1823 on January 16, 1981 to provide the Filipino people state-of-the-art specialized care for lung and other chest diseases. 


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Lung Center of the Philippines
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1100
Phone: (63) (2) 89246101


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