Thoracic Anesthesia

Thoracic Anesthesia

Our division consists of anesthesiologists with a special interest in the area of thoracic anesthesia, and its members have attained advanced expertise in management of the thoracic surgical patients in various high profile centers across the United States, Great Britain and Australia.

Among the thoracic surgical procedures that are performed at Vancouver General Hospital are lung transplantations, surgical management of respiratory failure, lung resections, esophageal surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Because of our geographical proximity to the British Columbia Cancer Agency (Vancouver Site), our surgical program has developed special expertise in complex thoracic oncological problems.

Inpatients

Outpatients

Total Operative Procedures

768

720

Endoscopy
Bronchoscopy

97

119

Esophagoscopy

110

109

Mediastinoscopy

48

1

Lung Surgery
Resections

264

Other

386

17

Esophageal Surgery
Resections 68
Other

407

428

Mediastinum

57

38

Chest Wall

40

Pleura

101

8

(Statistics for 2006)