Thoracic Surgery

We offer a full range of cancer and non-cancer thoracic surgery procedures from high quality purpose built clinical facilities. A large proportion of surgery is undertaken via video assisted surgery (VATS) key hole surgery procedures.

We see for patients with Malignant and non-malignant chest disease including lung cancer, mesothelioma, emphysema, empyema and chest wall deformity.

The team consists of 3 surgeons, a nurse practitioner, a thoracic surgery ward nursing team and specialist physiotherapists.

There is a close working relationship with the respiratory medicine team and there are twice weekly lung cancer MDT meetings to discuss patient care in Sheffield, and weekly lung cancer MDT meetings at our partner District General Hospitals with one of our Thoracic surgeons present.

More information regarding the thoracic surgery service is available on the Sheffield Thoracic Institute website.

Referral contact address

The Thoracic Surgery Service,
Chesterman Wing,
Northern General Hospital,
Herries Rd,
S5 7AU


Clinics are held in the Chesterman Wing and at Barnsley District Hospital, Rotherham District Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Chesterfield Royal Infirmary.

For more information about this service contact:

Telephone: 01142266199


Mr John Edwards, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon (all aspects of thoracic disease including mesothelioma)

Mr Jagan Rao, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon (all aspects of thoracic disease)

Mr David Hopkinson, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (lung cancer)

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