Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Francesco Facciolo

Clinical Activities

The Division of Thoracic Surgery applies the most advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of all cancer diseases of the chest. Thanks to the special interest and extreme surgical competence, it has become a reference center in the surgical treatment of lung cancer invading the chest wall and malignant tumors of the pleura. The Division is at the forefront in the treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the lung, thymus, mediastinum, esophagus and trachea using highly sophisticated major surgery techniques (tracheobronchial plastics and pulmonary artery) and mini- invasive diagnosis and staging procedures (mediastinoscopy, anterior mediastinotomy, VATS) and treatment of malignant pericarditis and pleural effusions (VATS with biopsies and talc in the pleural cavity).

Besides its clinical and surgical activities the Division of Thoracic Surgery is dedicated to scientific research and actively participates in national and international research studies. 


Calabretta Alessio
Carrai Otello
Cervellione Laura
De Plano Daniela
FragalĂ  Elisabetta 
Lodico Vincenzo
Pieretti Sabrina 
De Vecchis Massimiliano
Nazzaro M. Grazia
Moro Emanuela
Infermiera in Endoscopia Toracica


Dascia Ivana
Pizzo Claudio

Auxiliary Hospital Staff

Mattei Remo   

 Medical Visits/Exams

- Lung Cancer Surgery;
- Lung cancer surgery invading the chest wall;
- Surgery for lung metastases;
- Surgery for primary and metastatic chest wall tumors;
- Bronchial sleeve resection (sleeve resections);
- Plastic reconstruction of the pulmonary tract;
- Surgery for malignant tumors of the pleura;
- Minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approaches: mediastinoscopy, anterior mediastinotomy, video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery;
- Surgical treatment of malignant pleural and pericardial effusion: Video-assisted thoracoscopy;
- Surgery for the trachea and carina (tracheal sleeve resections);
- Surgery for mediastinal tumors;
- Surgery for esophageal cancer;
- Tracheo-diagnostic bronchoscopy and operational;


 Where/How to gain access to the Division

Medical visits must be booked in advance.

All hospital admissions and surgical interventions are scheduled.