A thoracic surgeon is a doctor of medicine who performs operations on all of the major organs in the chest. Surgeons who are called cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, general thoracic surgeons, and congenital heart surgeons are all types of thoracic surgeons.
Thoracic surgeons are required to graduate from medical school and complete a five-year general surgery residency, followed by an approved thoracic surgery residency program for an additional two or three years. They also must pass both a written and an oral examination. Some thoracic surgeons will also elect to obtain additional training in a sub-specialized area.
A general thoracic surgeon is able to treat ailments and diseases such as lung and esophagus cancer, severe emphysema, heart damage, and hiatal hernias.
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Thoracic surgeons must be certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
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