Thoracic Surgery

Ospedale San Raffaele

key figures 


  • Lung Tumour treatments
  • Pulmonary Diseases treatments
  • Pleural Disorders treatments
  • Mediastinal Diseases treatments
  • Chest and Tracheal Disorders treatments


  • 600 surgical operations
  • 1500 bronchoscopy procedures

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the San Raffaele Hospital is highly specialized in the surgical treatment of lung cancer and is part of the Integrated Center for Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy in cooperation with the Services of Oncology, Pneumology and Radiology. It is a leading Centre for the surgical treatment of tracheal diseases. All senior surgeons are certified by the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons. Standardized clinical protocols are applied for the perioperative patient management following the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) guidelines.

The Department carries out clinical research in the development of new surgical techniques to improve the effectiveness of the treatment of oncologic and non-oncologic diseases of the chest.

The staff provides patients with the most modern minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques both for the diagnosis and for the treatment of all disorders of the chest.