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Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery involves performing surgical procedures to treat a variety of medical conditions affecting all parts of the chest, including the chest wall, mediastinum and lungs.

Our services

First, we establish a comprehensive treatment plan while working closely with relevant specialists, including pulmonologists, oncologists and even radiologists. Then, we perform the surgical treatment and post-operative follow-up, making sure our patients receive the highest level of care at all times.

Thoracic surgery at Hôpital de La Tour delivers advanced care for an extensive range of medical conditions, including:


  • lung cancer
  • mesothelioma, a type of cancer that mainly affects the lining of the lungs
  • esophageal cancer
  • benign lung conditions
  • pneumothorax
  • mediastinal disorders

When do I make an appointment?

Thoracic surgery is a highly-specialized surgical field. In most cases, your primary care physician or pulmonologist will advise you to make an appointment with a thoracic surgeon.

Why choose Hôpital de La Tour?

Multidisciplinary and comprehensive care

Patients benefit from the expertise of our on-site specialists to ensure the best possible care for their medical condition and health.  

Cancer patients will be looked after by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists and radiation therapists who will carefully review patient cases in order to establish the most appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive, state-of-the-art facilities and competent medical teams

Hôpital de La Tour is proud to offer the latest facilities and technology alongside medical, surgical and anesthetic teams with high levels of expertise and renowned experience in the field of thoracic surgery.

Intensive and progressive care units

Our cutting-edge intensive and progressive care units mean that our highly-skilled surgeons can perform thoracic surgery for critical cases requiring immediate post-operative intensive care.

Joining forces with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)

This special partnership has established Geneva as a leading center for thoracic surgery, making it possible for Hôpital de La Tour and HUG, a national and international academic institution of excellence, to offer patients with thoracic conditions access to fast, seamless care close to their homes.

We work particularly closely with Prof. Frédéric Triponez and Dr Wolfram Karenovics in this unique collaboration.


Contact us

For further information about thoracic surgery at Hôpital de La Tour, please contact the Pulmonology Secretarial Office.