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Thoracic Conditions (including COPD, emphysema and lung tumors)

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Dr. Astra at Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute is a thoracic, vascular and general surgeon who is known for his expertise in diagnosing and addressing a variety of diseases affecting the chest and upper portion of the abdomen. From lung problems such as emphysema, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary nodules, pulmonary fibrosis and more to airway problems such as tracheal strictures and tumors, chest wall disorders, esophageal disorders and hiatal hernias, he is able to provide effective surgical consultation and treatment. Dr. Astra is also accomplished in addressing benign and malignant diseases of the mediastinum, including thymomas, myasthenia gravis, lymphomas and posterior mediastinal masses. 

Physicians from across the state of Florida routinely refer their patients with basic to complex thoracic conditions to Dr. Astra for advanced consultation and treatment. Please contact us at 727.270.9927 for information on treatment options related to any of the below items, or fill out our online appointment request form here.

Thoracic Conditions in Which Dr. Astra Specializes:

Airway problems

  • tracheal strictures and masses, tracheobronchomalacia

Benign and malignant diseases of the mediastinum

  • bronchogenic cysts
  • mediastinal lymphadenopathy
  • mediastinal mass

Benign and malignant disease of the chest wall and pleura

  • chest wall deformities and tumors

Benign and malignant diseases of the lung

  • emphysema, cystic fibrosis, nodules, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, small and inoperable lung tumors, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Esophageal/foregut conditions

  • -achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, diffuse esophageal spasm, esophageal motility disorders, hiatal hernias, GERD, esophageal strictures