The section of General Thoracic Anesthesiology was established in 1995 and is headed by Sergio Bustamante, MD. The section provided anesthesia for more than 1,500 procedures in 2009.
Case Volume by approximate percentage:
||pleura and pericardium
Cleveland Clinic is the largest lung transplant program in the United States performing more than 157 lung transplants in 2009.
The practice of post-operative pain management is state-of-the-art and commonly employs the placement of thoracic epidural catheters for major thoracic surgery procedures.
Cleveland Clinic strives for patient satisfaction and reports an impressive operative mortality below 1 percent for several years, despite the complexity of many of the procedures.