Thoracic surgeon

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Thoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in chest, heart, and lung surgery. Thoracic surgeons may further specialize in one area, such as heart surgery or lung surgery, or in a subspecialty of that area, such as coronary artery bypass surgery.

Thoracic surgeons can be board-certified through the Board of Thoracic Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.




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