- Address 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115
- Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery Dr. Raphael Bueno
About the Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Division of Thoracic Surgery is an American pioneer in mesothelioma research, teaching, and health care.
Hundreds of mesothelioma patients visit BWH yearly for the best available treatment. Newly diagnosed patients receive a primary consultation for optimal mesothelioma therapy based on their genetic makeup and disease stage.
The Brigham & Women’s Hospital is associated with the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute. It’s an outstanding partnership between two world-class medical facilities located in the greater Boston area.
The thoracic surgical team is board-certified and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
In 2002, Brigham and Women’s Hospital helped found The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), which is one of the largest in this specialized medical field.
Scientific advancements and increased mesothelioma knowledge led to BWH opening The Lung Center and Lung Research Center in 2015. It’s where their mesothelioma program now operates.
Patience Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dedicated to delivering care that puts patients first, surgeons at BWH perform procedures like pleurectomy and pneumonectomy using minimal invasion with robotic-assisted technology and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) — treatment approaches that reduce the risk of surgical complications and improve patient recovery times.
The staff at BWH commit to a collaborative approach to mesothelioma treatment. Treatment plans involve everyone from the head surgeons to the individual patient.
The BWH care model prides itself on open communication, creating a patient-focused care plan considering personal needs. A cohesive team approach with supportive clinical and administrative professionals ensures the best possible care for each patient.
Patients arriving at the BWH meet many of the team members. They carefully review medical history and provide a complete diagnostic examination by a certified thoracic surgeon trained in treating mesothelioma.
Support for patients and families consists of medical intervention, social work, chaplaincy, and patient liaison. Practical needs like housing, travel, and financial care are addressed and assisted.