Pulmonary chest conference is a multidisciplinary team (MDT) for the discussion of collective decisions focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer MDTs involve combinations of the following sub-specialties: a pulmonologist, interventional pulmonologist, medical and radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and specialist nurse practitioners. The MDT allows for ease of communication between specialists for discussions regarding the selection of additional testing and treatment and individualizing the patient plan of care.
1. Thoracic Surgery – Surgical biopsies (Mediastinoscopy) and surgical treatments
Our thoracic surgical team is globally, regionally and locally recognized for their expertise in treating simple and complex thoracic and esophageal conditions. Our surgeons and providers offer medical knowledge, technical expertise, and compassion needed to manage thoracic surgical care. At the VA, our priority is treating veterans with lung and esophageal cancer.