OverviewWelcome to the Division of Thoracic Surgery website at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) based in Hamilton, Ontario with branches associated with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and the Niagara Health System (NHS).
We are dedicated to providing effective, caring medical treatment for diseases of lung, esophagus and mediastinum through efficient collaborations between thoracic surgeons, nursing staff, allied health professionals and community resources. We have a strong interest in educating patients to increase your knowledge and overall comfort with the surgical process. Our service has grown dramatically over the past year with two new thoracic surgeons brought on board in the past twelve months. To date, we are one of the largest thoracic centres in Ontario and Canada.
We are the designated Regional Thoracic Centre for the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN 4), with a total service population of 1.4 million people. Research has demonstrated that higher surgery volumes, or more patients treated at a particular centre per year, are linked with better outcomes, such as lower number of complications and less patient mortality. SJHH sees increasing patient volumes and referrals, partly due to a very strong collaboration with the Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (Lung DAP).
Please look at this section of the website to get to know more about our services, who we are and to access patient education resources and news.