Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery

Thoracic Surgery provides care to patients with lung, throat and chest conditions.

Doctors across the hospital work together to deliver a higher level of care to patients with advanced techniques, procedures and the most effective therapies.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women, more than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Our board-certified thoracic surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of diseases in the chest, including the lungs, the esophagus, and the mediastinum.

We are committed to surgical treatment of lung and esophageal cancers, and work closely with colleagues in other specialties, including pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists.

We are committed to the highest level of patient care and satisfaction, the most effective therapies, and surgical interventions offering the lowest risk and the fastest return to normal life. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

For More Information

To find a doctor or thoracic surgeon at Danbury Hospital search our Find a Doctor online tool or call 1-800-511-8639 for a physician referral.

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Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cary S. Passik, M.D.

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cary Passik, M.D.

Dr. Passik is the Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Vermont School of Medicine.

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Dr. Passik is the Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Vermont School of Medicine.

Procedures and Specialties

Open Heart Surgery Procedures:

  • Coronary artery bypass, leaking or stenotic heart valve repair and replacement
  • Heart failure and atrial fibrillation

Aortic and LV Aneurysm Repair:

  • Repair of aortic dissection
  • Use of multiple arterial bypass grafts
  • Ablation surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Minimizing transfusion use after heart surgery

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