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Helping You Thrive Through Thoracic Surgery

Heart. Lungs. Esophagus. Some of the most vital parts of your body demand  extra special care. From the latest in diagnosis and treatments to a highly skilled team of compassionate thoracic surgeons and specialists, you have the best of the best behind you at every stage.

World-Class Expertise. First-Class Care.

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                        Nationally Recognized

Nationally Recognized

Feel confident knowing we’ve been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals in 25 types of care.

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                        Leading-Edge Technology

Leading-Edge Technology

The latest medical robotic tools help surgeons operate more efficiently, increasing the likelihood of fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay for you.


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                        Customized Care

Customized Care

Recuperate in custom-designed care rooms equipped with some of the latest medical technology and staffed by highly skilled and experienced intensive care specialists.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive procedures can include the use of medical robotic and thoracoscopic tools that allow your thoracic surgeon to operate with more efficiency and precision. In the hands of highly trained and skilled specialists, robotic-assisted surgery can lead to:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for pain medicine
  • Smaller incisions with minimal scarring
  • Lower risk of life-threatening infections

More complex thoracic needs call for more advanced procedures. AdventHealth Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute provides thoracic surgical options that few hospitals in the region can, including:

  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Thoracic outlet surgery
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery

Lung Specialists Specializing In You

Dr. Joseph Boyer, MD
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Gary Chmielewski, MD, FACS
Thoracic Surgeon
R. Duane Cook, MD
Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Marcelo DaSilva, MD, FACS
Thoracic Surgeon
Andrew Everett, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Colleen Gaughan, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Women exercising to prevent a thoracic aortic aneurysm

Rehab & Well-Being: How to Stay Strong

Our custom-designed care rooms are outfitted with some of the latest medical technologies to meet your needs after thoracic surgery. Staffed by highly skilled and experienced intensive care specialists, our rooms will help you heal well and feel as comfortable as possible before you head back home.

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Martio Luca

A Normal Life After Lung Disease

“When I woke up, I knew the worst was over.”

- Mario Luca

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As integral pieces of the largest heart, lung and vascular institute in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute network. Explore your options with the guidance of our dedicated team. We’ll help you find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Support With Every Beat

A strong community encourages a strong heart. From connecting you with others through our cardiac support groups to helping you navigate our financial assistance tools, we’re here to give you the guidance you need to feel whole.

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Prevention Starts With You

You can’t always control your disease or condition, but education is one of your best lines of defense. Learn how to protect your health with knowledge and resources that help you understand and recognize risk factors and symptoms.

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