Thoracic Surgery

UC Health Thoracic Surgery is a leader in treating the entire spectrum of thoracic diseases including lung cancer, benign and malignant esophageal disorders, airway, mediastinal, diaphragmatic, and chest wall disease. We also specialize in forgut disease, interstitial lung disease, hyperhidrosis surgery, tracheal airway surgery, VATS & robotic surgery, and surgical treatment for COPD. Our physicians have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and perform the highest volume of lung cancer surgery in Cincinnati. Because our experts are also faculty members at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, we are backed by the latest in discovery-driven care and cutting edge diagnostic testing.

Strong Leadership, Exceptional Care

Recognized by Top Doctors in Cincinnati as an expert in her field, Sandra Starnes, MD, director of Thoracic Surgery, is leading the way for new surgical advancements and treatment options for patients at UC Health. Dr. Starnes, along with her colleagues Julian Guitron, MD, and Valerie Williams, MD, offer expertise in mediastinal tumors and hyperhidrosis. To offer more treatment options to their patients, all of our thoracic surgeons are involved multiple clinical trials with UC Health’s multidisciplinary thoracic cancer team, part of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. Discover the latest news on UC Health Thoracic Surgery at UC Health News, your link to the most up-to-date information on education, research and clinical care.