SLUCare cardiothoracic surgeons are renowned experts in the treatment of heart and lung diseases, offering some of the most advanced care in the St. Louis region. Our team offers surgeries as delicate as heart and lung transplantation for the very young to complex procedures for adults, such as surgical treatment for lung cancer, esophageal cancer or tumors in the chest.
Our cardiothoracic team includes Dr. Joseph Platz and Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni, who treat adult patients for conditions affecting the lungs, chest wall, esophagus and mediastinum (chest cavity). Our doctors are skilled in the use of minimally invasive techniques, such as thoracoscopy and laparoscopy, to reduce patients’ pain, shorten hospital stays, and help patients return to normal activities more quickly.
As part of an academic medical practice, our cardiothoracic surgeons work with specialists in gastroenterology, oncology, pulmonology, critical care medicine and radiation oncology to develop individualized treatment plans and deliver coordinated patient care. We take time to listen to your concerns and offer clear explanations about your condition and treatment options.