Thoracic and Esophageal Services

Meridian Health’s Thoracic Surgery Program provides treatment for a wide range of malignant and non-malignant conditions affecting the lung, esophagus, thymus, mediastinum, chest wall, and diaphragm. Our dedicated team of physicians is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for each of our patients.


The Team

The thoracic surgery team utilizes innovative solutions and technologies in our focused commitment on superior outcomes for our patients. 
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Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by our lung and esophageal specialists. 
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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common offered. However, our specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. 
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Download Our Brochure

Download the Meridian Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery Program brochure. 
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Patient Testimonials


Dave Clark battles lung cancer while fulfilling his dream of climbing the nation’s most challenging peaks. His cancer team includes Thomas Bauer, M.D., Chief of Thoracic Oncology at Meridian Health, and Kenneth Nahum, Medical Oncologist, Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Read Dave's story here

Wellness Resources

    • Cancer Health Library

      Cancer Health Library

      With information on everything from nutrition to genetics, a wealth of information awaits patients, survivors and their families here.

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    • Take a Vacation from Cancer

      Take a Vacation from Cancer

      From time to time, you may benefit from taking a respite from your cancer diagnosis, even if you can't leave your illness completely behind.

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    • Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      What effect does diet have on your risk for cancer? Find out by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Cancer Society.

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      Diagnostic Imaging

      Our imaging procedures use advanced imaging technology subject to stringent regulatory standards.

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    • Surgery


      Meridian Health’s surgical teams of anesthesiologists, registered nurses and board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons work in state-of-the-art operating rooms.

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