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Leading the way in Thoracic Surgery

Why choose Kaiser Permanente?

Specialized patient care

Specialized patient care


The Thoracic Surgery department at Kaiser Permanente provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients with ailments or cancer of the chest organs, including the lungs, heart, esophagus, rib cage, diaphragm, and airways. We offer innovative surgical treatments with minimally invasive techniques. We strive to provide the best possible care and we partner with our colleagues in oncology, radiology, pulmonology, and gastroenterology for a multidisciplinary approach in caring for our patients.  Learn More >

Every moment counts

Every moment counts


The sooner we can detect and treat an abnormality or cancer, the better the chances for survival. Our new Lung Cancer Screening Program strives to identify cancer early, by offering routine non-contrast, low-dose chest CT scans for at-risk patients. This evaluation can help reduce the risk of death for those with early stage lung cancer.  Our team will read your chest CT scan, formulate an immediate plan for your care, and walk you through what happens next. We know every moment counts and are here for you. Learn More about Prevention >

Care near you

Care near you


Specialized thoracic care is concentrated at four major Kaiser Permanente hospitals designated centers of expertise. Our experienced surgeons at these centers perform a high volume of thoracic surgeries, which results in superior outcomes for patients. Our centers of expertise for Thoracic Surgery are located in Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Modesto. Our surgeons also work at all Kaiser Permanente hospitals throughout Northern California, so you’re never too far from the care you need. What’s in My Area? >

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