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The lung cancer surgery program at Rush University Medical Center has received three stars — the highest rating possible — from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an honor given to only the top 5 percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States and Canada.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat lung cancer. It is the society’s highest rating and only is bestowed on the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States.