Northwestern Medicine

Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group


Board-certified thoracic surgery with a team approach to care

If you require chest surgery, you will find comfort and confidence in the thoracic surgery team at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. The team includes two dedicated, board-certified thoracic surgeons, including one who is specially trained in minimally invasive da Vinci® robotic-assisted thoracic surgery.

Our physicians treat the following conditions, among others:

  • Abnormalities of the chest wall (pectus excavatum)
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum
  • COPD and emphysema
  • Excessive sweating of the palms and face (hyperhidrosis)
  • GERD
  • Hernias (Hiatal, Hyperhidrosis)
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymph node enlargement (adenopathy)
  • Pleural effusion
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Lung nodules

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Surgery

da Vinci® Surgery is safe and effective, providing a less invasive treatment option - even for the most complex cases. The da Vinci® Surgical System allows your doctor to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. This approach results in a quicker and easier recovery, reduced risk of infection and smaller incisions. Traditionally, similar conditions have required a procedure called thoracotomy, which involves a long incision and breaking open the rib cage to access the lung.

Advanced Cancer Care, Close To Home

The commitment to cancer care is exemplified by our state-of-the-art facilities – the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville and the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor. Close by you will find the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center,** the first and only facility of its kind in Illinois. Proton therapy uses protons instead of traditional photons to precisely target tumors, resulting in less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

**The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.


To learn more or schedule an appointment with an Thoracic Surgery specialist, please call Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group today at 630.938.8850. TTY 711

675 N. St. Clair Street
17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.695.3800

Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor
304 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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302 Randall Rd
Suite 105
Geneva, IL 60134
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10350 Haligus Rd
Suite C
Huntley, IL 60142
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Lake Forest
800 N. Westmoreland Rd
Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847.535.8174

4309 W. Medical Center Dr
Suite B305
McHenry, IL 60050
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25 N. Winfield Rd
Suite 2202
Winfield, IL 60190
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Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville
4405 Weaver Pkwy
Warrenville, IL 60555
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