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Cardiothoracic Surgery Center – Fall River, MA

Your chest contains some of the most important parts of your body, from your heart and lungs to your esophagus and diaphragm. Disease and trauma in this area can threaten all of these essential organs and muscles.

To care for your thoracic concerns, you can trust in the expertise of Dr. Laurie B. Reeder, our board-certified thoracic surgeon at Prima CARE. Dr. Reeder’s office is located in Prima CARE's building at 203 Plymouth Avenue in Fall River.

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FAQs on Thoracic Surgery

What Is The Thoracic Region?

Thoracic surgeons are trained to treat injuries and conditions in a particular area of the body called the “thoracic cavity” named for the thoracic vertebral column that makes up your middle and upper back. This area contains vital organs and muscles, including your heart, lungs, thymus gland, diaphragm and esophagus.

Why Might I Need Thoracic Surgery?

Dr. Reeder at Prima CARE may perform thoracic surgery for a number of conditions in the thoracic cavity. The most common of these conditions include:

  • Trauma to the chest area
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Emphysema

Is Thoracic Surgery Dangerous?

Thoracic surgery, like all surgeries, does come with a risk factor for potentially dangerous complications. However, the minimally-invasive, cutting-edge approach we take at Prima CARE is designed to minimize those risks as much as possible.

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