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Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic surgery department is based at Glenfield Hospital. We are a regional thoracic surgical unit offering all aspects of general thoracic surgery for the adults across the East Midlands. 

We conduct outpatient clinics in Leicester, Burton, Northampton, Kettering and Peterborough and are a national and international referral centre for surgery for Mesothelioma and Lung Volume Reduction surgery.

We have a dedicated thoracic surgical list every day and two lists on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Glenfield Hospital hosts a 28 bedded unit with 6 thoracic high dependency unit beds, manned by thoracic staff, physiotherapists and medical staff. This unit is divided into same sex bays. 

Our surgeons are part of the Lung cancer/ Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary teams (MDT) of Leicester, Burton, Northampton, Kettering and Peterborough. We  also have specialist MDT's for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery and Mesothelioma and are part of the Regional Sarcoma and Neuroendocrine tumour MDTs.

We offer day case thoracic surgery and same day admission where possible. We provide accommodation (for a charge) for the next of kin of patients travelling from far.

The department collaborates with the academic departments of Universities of Leicester and Loughborough.