Thoracic Surgery is a Division within the Department of Surgery. It is staffed by Dr. Sunil Abrol, Chairman of the Department, Dr. Ravi Kothuru and Dr. Charles La Punzina. All three have vast expertise in the field of Thoracic Surgery, are fellowship trained and boarded in the specialty. The Division offers a wide range of services dealing with both benign and malignant diseases of the chest. These range from diagnostic procedures such as mediastinoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy to resection of malignancies.
The most advanced minimally invasive techniques such as VATS lung resection and laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernias are routinely performed. Other innovative techniques including robotic thoracic surgery have also been performed at Brookdale by the Division. Consultative services are available 24 hours per day and outpatients are seen both on campus and sites nearby off campus.