Thoracic Surgery Patient Education

The online Health Library of Stony Brook University Hospital offers information about the conditions our surgeons treat, as well as information on the procedures they perform.

This information benefits our patients. It educates them so that they can better participate in their surgical care, before and after it. It helps them to make the best choices of treatment.

More information is available, upon request, from our faculty and staff. Consultations with our surgeons provide an opportunity to gain specific information and learn about one’s treatment options.

Here, we offer the following pages of information concerning conditions for which thoracic surgery is indiacted: