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Thoracic Surgery

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Pulmonology is the medical specialty that deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract.

Surgery of the respiratory tract is generally performed by specialists in thoracic surgery, who also perform surgery of the esophagus, mediastinum and other areas of the chest.

Pulmonologists and respiratory care staff also care for critical care patients who require mechanical ventilation to assist or replace natural breathing.