Swedish Thoracic Surgery, an integral part of Swedish Cancer Institute and the Swedish Digestive Health Institute, offers a comprehensive range of thoracic surgical procedures, and has emerged as the largest program in the Northwest. Our focus is on thorough evaluation and tailored surgical treatment in the areas of airway diagnostics, pleural disease, foregut oncology, GERD and swallowing, lung cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, mediastinal diseases and hyperhidrosis.

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Submissions from 2021

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Salvage Pulmonary Resections After Definitive Chemoradiotherapy., Adam J Bograd and Eric Vallieres

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Pleural Drainage Strategy After IPC Placement: A Focused Clinical Review., Christopher R Gilbert and Russell J Miller

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The use of intrapleural thrombolytic and/or fibrinolytic therapy via indwelling tunneled pleural catheters with or without concurrent anticoagulation usage., Christopher R Gilbert, Candice Wilshire, Shu-Ching Chang, and Jed A Gorden

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Showcasing Your Cardiothoracic Training Program in the Virtual Era., David B Nelson, Peter T White, Ravi Rajaram, and Mara B Antonoff

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Minimally invasive thymectomy for myasthenia gravis favours left-sided approach and low severity class., Candice Wilshire, Sandra L Blitz, Carson C Fuller, Jens C Rückert, Feng Li, Robert J Cerfolio, Asem F Ghanim, Mark W Onaitis, Inderpal S Sarkaria, Dennis A Wigle, Vijay Joshi, Scott Reznik, Adam J Bograd, Eric Vallières, and Brian E Louie

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Clinical Evolution of Practice Patterns in the Management of Pleural Space Infections: A Community-based Healthcare Network Review., Candice Wilshire, Anee Sophia Jackson, Leah C Horslen, Joshua R Rayburn, Carson C Fuller, Christopher R Gilbert, Najib M Rahman, Eihab Bedawi, Adam J Bograd, Eric Vallieres, and Jed A Gorden

Submissions from 2020

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Salvage Lung Resections After Definitive Chemoradiotherapy: A Safe and Effective Oncologic Option., Adam J Bograd, Catherine Mann, Jed A Gorden, Christopher R Gilbert, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Brian Louie, and Eric Vallières

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Surgery as a Component of Multimodality Care for Known Stage IIIA-N2 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer., Adam J Bograd and Eric Vallières

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Comment on: Systematic review of the introduction and evaluation of magnetic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease., L Bonavina, N Boyle, C Dunn, T Horbach, T B Knowles, J C Lipham, Brian Louie, S Markar, S F Schppmann, and J Zehetner

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Rib Plating Offers Favorable Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Nonunion of Prior Rib Fractures., Kerrie E Buehler, Candice Wilshire, Adam J Bograd, and Eric Vallieres

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Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A Consensus Statement., Robert J Cerfolio, Anne-Sophie Laliberte, Shanda Blackmon, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg, Inderpal Sarkaria, and Brian Louie

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Life Is Really Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated-Lessons From Confucius on Ultrasound Use in the ICU., Christopher R Gilbert, Fabien Maldonado, Lonny B Yarmus, Jason A Akulian, Candice Wilshire, and Jed A Gorden

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Life Is Really Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated-Lessons From Confucius on Ultrasound Use in the ICU., Christopher R Gilbert, Fabien Maldonado, Lonny B Yarmus, Jason A Akulian, Candice Wilshire, and Jed A Gorden

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Poor Monitor Screen Height Positioning by Pulmonologists During Flexible Bronchoscopy: A Nested, Prospective Observational Trial., Christopher R Gilbert, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Alexander Chen, A Christine Argento, Nicholas J Pastis, Hans J Lee, Andrew D Lerner, and Lonny B Yarmus

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Assessment of Ergonomic Strain and Positioning During Bronchoscopic Procedures: A Feasibility Study., Christopher R Gilbert, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Christopher Mallow, Alexander Chen, Nicholas J Pastis, A Christine Argento, Jennifer Millar, Robert A Lavin, Andrew D Lerner, Diana H Yu, Ben Salwen, Daniel Lunz, Hans J Lee, and Lonny B Yarmus

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Management of Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters: A Modified Delphi Consensus Statement., Christopher R Gilbert, Momen M Wahidi, Richard W Light, M Patricia Rivera, Daniel H Sterman, Rajesh Thomas, Samira Shojaee, Shmuel Shoham, Ionnis Psallidas, David E Ost, Daniela Molena, Nick Maskell, Fabien Maldonado, Moishe Liberman, Y C Gary Lee, Hans Lee, Felix J F Herth, Horiana Grosu, Jed A Gorden, Edward T H Fysh, John P Corcoran, A Christine Argento, Jason A Akulian, Najib M Rahman, and Lonny B Yarmus

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Key Highlights for the College of American Pathology Statement on Collection and Handling of Thoracic Small Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Ancillary Studies., Christopher R Gilbert, Momen M Wahidi, Lonny B Yarmus, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, and Nicholas J Pastis

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Retained Granulation Cuff as a Complication of Indwelling Pleural Catheter Removal., Christopher R Gilbert, Candice Wilshire, and Jed A Gorden

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Utilization of Claims Data in Research: Are We Missing the Forest and the Trees?, Jed A Gorden, Candice Wilshire, and Christopher R Gilbert

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Staging System for Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung Needs to Incorporate Histologic Grade., Anee Sophia Jackson, Adam Rosenthal, Maria Cattoni, Adam J Bograd, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Eric Vallières, and Brian Louie

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Ineffective esophageal motility is not a contraindication to total fundoplication., Anne-Sophie Laliberte, Brian Louie, Candice Wilshire, Alexander S Farivar, Adam J Bograd, and Ralph W Aye

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Invited Commentary., Eric J Lehr and John Petersen

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Commentary: Defining low-risk lesions for esophageal preservation informed by resecting the organ., Brian Louie

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Commentary: Toward Minimally Invasive Management of Epiphrenic Diverticula., Brian Louie

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Response to the Comment on "Objective Evidence of Reflux Control After Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation: One Year Results From a Post Approval Study"., Brian Louie, Christy Dunst, and John C Lipham

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Comment on: "Active Surveillance Versus Immediate Surgery in Clinically Complete Responders After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer"., Daniela Molena, Brian Louie, and Steven R Demeester

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Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Fissure: Less Is More?, Shane P Smith, Adam J Bograd, Gal Levy, Shu-Ching Chang, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Brian Louie, and Eric Vallieres

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The optimal treatment of stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer in the era of SABR and modern day lung resections., Eric Vallieres

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Association between Tunneled Pleural Catheter Use and Infection in Patients Immunosuppressed from Antineoplastic Therapy: A Multicenter Study., Candice Wilshire, Shu-Ching Chang, Christopher R Gilbert, Jason A Akulian, Mohammed K AlSarraj, Rachelle Asciak, Benjamin T Bevill, Kevin R Davidson, Ashley Delgado, Horiana B Grosu, Felix J F Herth, Hans J Lee, Justin E Lewis, Fabien Maldonado, David E Ost, Nicholas J Pastis, Najib M Rahman, Chakravarthy B Reddy, Lance J Roller, Trinidad M Sanchez, Samira Shojaee, Henry Steer, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Momen M Wahidi, Amber N Wright, Lonny B Yarmus, and Jed A Gorden

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Electronic Medical Record Inaccuracies: Multicenter Analysis of Challenges with Modified Lung Cancer Screening Criteria., Candice Wilshire, Carson C Fuller, Christopher R Gilbert, John R Handy, Kimberly E Costas, Brian Louie, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, Eric Vallières, and Jed A Gorden

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Temporal Trends in Tunneled Pleural Catheter Utilization in Patients With Malignancy: A Multicenter Review., Candice Wilshire, Christopher R Gilbert, Jed A Gorden, Shu-Ching Chang, Jason A Akulian, Ashley Delgado, Amber N Wright, Mohammed K AlSarraj, Momen M Wahidi, Kevin R Davidson, Rachelle Asciak, Najib M Rahman, Benjamin T Bevill, Justin E Lewis, Nicholas J Pastis, Horiana B Grosu, David E Ost, Felix J F Herth, Hans J Lee, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Lonny B Yarmus, Fabien Maldonado, Lance J Roller, Chakravarthy B Reddy, Trinidad M Sanchez, Samira Shojaee, and Henry Steer

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Not following the rules in guideline care for lung cancer diagnosis and staging has negative impact., Candice Wilshire, Joshua R Rayburn, Shu-Ching Chang, Christopher R Gilbert, Brian Louie, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, Adam J Bograd, Eric Vallières, and Jed A Gorden

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Predictors of survival following surgical resection of limited-stage small cell lung cancer., Nicolas Zhou, Matthew Bott, Bernard J Park, Eric Vallieres, Candice Wilshire, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Jonathan D Spicer, David R Jones, Boris Sepesi, and Small Cell Lung Cancer Working Group

Submissions from 2019

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Incidence, Management, and Outcomes of Intraoperative Catastrophes During Robotic Pulmonary Resection., Christopher Cao, Robert J Cerfolio, Brian Louie, Franca Melfi, Giulia Veronesi, Rene Razzak, Gaetano Romano, Pierluigi Novellis, Savan Shah, Neel Ranganath, and Bernard J Park

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Outcomes of major complications after robotic anatomic pulmonary resection., Christopher Cao, Brian Louie, Franca Melfi, Giulia Veronesi, Rene Razzak, Gaetano Romano, Pierluigi Novellis, Neel K Ranganath, and Bernard J Park

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Sublobar resection of typical carcinoid tumors of the lung (Reply)., Maria Cattoni, Farhood Farjah, and Brian E Louie

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Particle size, distribution, and behavior of talc preparations: within the United States and beyond., Christopher R Gilbert and Philippe Haouzi

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A Prospective, Ex Vivo Trial of Endobronchial Blockade Management Utilizing 3 Commonly Available Bronchial Blockers., Christopher R Gilbert, Christopher Mallow, Candice Wilshire, Shu-Ching Chang, Lonny B Yarmus, Eric Vallières, Katherine Haeck, and Jed A Gorden

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A Prospective, Ex Vivo Trial of Endobronchial Blockade Management Utilizing 3 Commonly Available Bronchial Blockers., Christopher R Gilbert, Christopher Mallow, Candice L Wilshire, Shu-Ching Chang, Lonny B Yarmus, Eric Vallières, Katherine Haeck, and Jed A Gorden

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Does Treatment of the Hiatus Influence the Outcomes of Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for Chronic GERD?, Matías Mihura Irribarra, Sandra Blitz, Candice L Wilshire, Anee Sophia Jackson, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Christy M Dunst, and Brian Louie

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A Staging System for Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung Needs to Incorporate Histological Grade., Anee Sophia Jackson, Adam Rosenthal, Maria Cattoni, Adam J Bograd, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Eric Vallières, and Brian Louie

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The Impact of Gravity vs Suction-driven Therapeutic Thoracentesis on Pressure-related Complications: The GRAVITAS Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial., Robert J Lentz, Samira Shojaee, Horiana B Grosu, Otis B Rickman, Lance Roller, Jasleen K Pannu, Zachary S DePew, Labib G Debiane, Joseph C Cicenia, Jason Akulian, Charla Walston, Trinidad M Sanchez, Kevin R Davidson, Nikhil Jagan, Sahar Ahmad, Christopher R Gilbert, John T Huggins, Heidi Chen, Richard W Light, Lonny Yarmus, David Feller-Kopman, Hans Lee, Najib M Rahman, and Fabien Maldonado

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Objective Evidence of Reflux Control After Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation: One Year Results From a Post Approval Study., Brian Louie, C Daniel Smith, Christopher C Smith, Reginald C W Bell, George Kevin Gillian, Jeffrey S Mandel, Kyle A Perry, Walter Kurt Birkenhagen, Paul A Taiganides, Christy M Dunst, Howard M McCollister, John C Lipham, Leena K Khaitan, Shawn T Tsuda, Blair A Jobe, Shanu N Kothari, and Jon C Gould

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How Many Nodes Need to be Removed to Make Esophagectomy an Adequate Cancer Operation, and Does the Number Change When a Patient has Chemoradiotherapy Before Surgery?, Jonathan C Yeung, Manjit S Bains, Arianna Barbetta, Tamar Nobel, Steven R DeMeester, Brian E Louie, Mark B Orringer, Linda W Martin, Rishindra M Reddy, Francisco Schlottmann, and Daniela Molena

Submissions from 2017

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Robot-Assisted Total Thymectomy: How I Teach It., Lisa M Brown and Brian Louie