The thoracic and cardiovascular surgery clinic is responsible for diseases of the heart and blood vessels in addition to general chest diseases. Heart disease surgeries include coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, cardiac tumors and arrhythmia surgery which are yielding excellent results with our latest surgical procedures. For vascular diseases, surgery is performed for thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases such as aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection in addition to atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease and varicose vein surgery, which has seen a recent surge in the number of patients. Specifically, intra-arterial aortic surgery procedure is widely used to treat aortic diseases without laparotomy or thoracotomy. General chest surgeries include lung, esophagus, trachea and bronchi, pleura, mediastinum, diaphragm and chest wall and the fast recovery of patients is made possible with the use of thoracoscopy which dramatically reduces the length of the patient's hospital stay.

Main Treatment Target

<Cardiovascular Surgery and Main Treatment Targets>
- Valvular heart disease: Valvuloplasty and valve replacement
- Coronary artery disease: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and myocardial infarction, complications surgery
- Aortic disease: Aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, aortic replacement
- Heart tumors: Enucleation of the tumor
- Arrhythmia: Atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia surgery
- Pulmonary embolism : Prevention and treatment
- Peripheral arterial disease: Burgess's disease, atherosclerotic vascular disease
- Varicose Veins: Intravenous laser therapy, high ligation and extraction liquor
- End-stage renal failure: Arteriovenous fistula formation

<General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Main Treatment Targets>
- Lung disease: Lung cancer and other benign lung tumors
- Infectious (tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc.), and interstitial lung disease
- Esophagus disease: Esophageal cancer and other benign esophageal disease
- Diaphragmatic disease: Diaphragmatic elevation increases, hernia
- Chest Injury: Multiple trauma, rib fractures, hemothorax, and pneumothorax
- Sternum and chest wall deformities: Pectus excavatum (sunken chest)
- Pleural disease: Pneumothorax, hemothorax, empyema
- Mediastinal disease: Mediastinitis, neoplasm (tumor)
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Thoracoscopy: Surgery for pneumothorax, empyema, lung cancer, etc.


Eung-Jung Kim : Cardiovascular Surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer

Jae-Hang Lee : adult cardiovascular surgery, aortic disease, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease

Jin-Ho Choi : thoracic surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumor, pneumothorax, thoracoscopy