Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (MITS) Clinic
The Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (MITS) Clinic at Lawrence General Hospital was founded in 2010 to better serve the thoracic surgical needs of people in the Merrimack Valley and surrounding communities. Instead of having to travel long distances for this kind of specialized care, patients now can have consultations in a comfortable, relaxed, non-clinical, local atmosphere. The Clinic is open weekly on Wednesday morning in the Hospital's state-of-the-art South Pavilion.
We are proud to announce a new joint venture by Lawrence General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center to provide state of the art thoracic surgery services at Lawrence General Hospital. As of January 2016, Drs. Paresh Mane and Laurence Brinckerhoff joined the Lawrence General Surgical Staff as and will provide comprehensive thoracic surgery care to the patients of the greater Lawrence area. In addition to the physicians, a Clinical Nurse Navigator and MITS Coordinator help coordinate the Clinic and oversee day-to-day operations. Patients are referred to the Clinic by their primary care physician or specialist.
The Clinic treats a wide range of minimally invasive and other procedures associated with the chest area of the body, including:
- Lung resections
- Pleruodesis and placement of PleurX Catheters for recurrent pleural effusions
- Decortication for Empyema
- Esophageal resection
- Laproscopic Nissen fundoplication
- Mediastinoscopy and resection of Mediastinal tumors
- Placement of pacemakers.
The experience of the staff and the advanced techniques available to them enable the Clinic to greatly benefit patients by decreasing the length of their hospital stay, minimizing post-operative pain and decreasing the time it takes for them to return to normal activity. Some length of stays can be reduced by 50% due to our minimally invasive procedures and technology.
To contact the MITS Clinic, call 978-683-4000, ext. 8250 or 978-946-8250.