The section of General Thoracic Anesthesiology was established in 1995 and is headed by Sergio Bustamante, MD.

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 one percent for several years, despite the complexity of many of the procedures.

Case Volume by Approximate Percentage
31% pulmonary resection
21% airway
19% esophageal surgery
13% pleura and pericardium
9% mediastinal surgery
4% lung transplant
3% other