Section of Thoracic Surgery
The Section of Thoracic Surgery is located at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, and is responsible for all thoracic surgical care in the Winnipeg Region. There are four full-time thoracic surgeons, who provide full range of thoracic surgery procedures, including surgery for lung, esophageal, gastric, tracheal and mediastinal cancers as well as specializing in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the chest and upper gastro-intestinal tract. There is an active interventional thoracic endoscopy program concentrating on diagnostic and therapeutic techniques delivered endoscopically without any incisions.

The Thoracic Surgery Residency Program was externally reviewed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2008, receiving full approval. The program usually accepts one resident every two years.

The Section has close association with the Section of Respirology and with CancerCare Manitoba, in treating patients with pulmonary diseases and thoracic malignancies, respectively.

Section Head

Dr. Larry Tan, MDCM, FRCSC,
Associate Professor and Head,Thoracic Surgery
University of Manitoba

Administrative Assistant

Diane Best
GH604-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Telephone:  204-787-3109
Fax:  204-787-7143
Email:  dbest@hsc.mb.ca