Chest Surgery

Carolina Surgical Associates offers a broad range of services in Thoracic Surgery as well as the latest techniques in minimally-invasive chest surgery, employing the latest surgical procedure, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). Our thoracic surgeons can effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases or other ailments of the chest, including:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Collapsed lung
  • Emphysema
  • Blood clots in the lungs or chest cavity
  • Benign tumors in the lungs or chest cavity
  • Hyperhidrosis

Our Thoracic Surgeons



Dr. Thomas Mann, Jr.

Dr. Bing Yi


Common Procedures

Lung surgery involving removal of one of the lobes of the lungs can be the treatment of choice to:

  • Remove cancerous and benign tumors
  • Treat injuries that cause lung tissue to collapse
  • Treat permanently collapsed lung tissue 
  • Remove lung tissue that is diseased or damaged from emphysema
  • Remove blood or blood clots