UCHealth Thoracic Surgery - Anschutz Medical Campus

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Hours
Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Christopher Scott, MD
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Thoracic and Cardiac

Michael Weyant, MD
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Thoracic and Cardiac

Robert Meguid, MD, MPH/MSPH
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Thoracic and Cardiac

John D. Mitchell, MD
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Thoracic and Cardiac

Top Denver metro thoracic surgery specialists

Thoracic surgery involves procedures to treat the organs in your chest such as your heart and lungs, and it extends to your esophagus and trachea. It also involves your rib cage and breastbone, called the chest wall.

Our thoracic surgeons have trained extensively in this specialty and have decades of experience. They work closely with our doctors in gastroenterology, oncology, pulmonology, pathology, and other specialties to create a personalized plan for you. Whatever your situation is, you’ll get an expert team dedicated to your surgery, your recovery and your future.

We specialize in:

Our physicians also diagnose lung and mediastinal diseases.

Specialty programs

Expertise in chest wall disorders

In addition to standard thoracic surgery, our surgeons are also experts in treating problems with the chest wall, including:

  • Chest wall infections
  • Chest wall trauma
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Cleft sternum
  • Pectus arcuatum
  • Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest)
  • Pectus excavatum (sunken chest)
  • Poland syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome: neurogenic, arterial and venous
  • Post-sternotomy complications (e.g., unstable sternum, sternotomy dehiscence).

This means that our thoracic surgeons are able to handle anything that you might need.

Robotic thoracic surgery

Our thoracic surgeons are experts in robotic surgery, a leading-edge, minimally invasive way to perform procedures like diagnostic lung biopsies, lobectomies and removing mediastinal tumors.

Our surgeons perform robotic procedures using the da Vinci® System, which offers high definition magnified 3D views and translates the surgeon’s hand movements into small, precise movements of the advanced instruments. This means we have enhanced vision, dexterity and precision and patients typically experience less pain, early mobility, with very little down time and a quicker return to work.

Potential patient benefits of da Vinci surgery:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Better lymph node dissection and more accurate staging
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring

Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program

The nation’s #1 lung program is here

US News UCH Best Hospitals PulmonologyUCHealth’s Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program in metro Denver is ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Whether you live in or outside the Rocky Mountain region, our advanced lung specialists are here to see you. We use the most advanced procedures and technologies to try and relieve your short- and long-term respiratory problems.