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Guy's Hospital

Region: London South
Trust: Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Services provided: Thoracic Surgery

Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond

About the unit

The Cardiothoracic Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust provides a wide range of specialist services to both its local population in SE London and as a tertiary centre to populations as far afield as Guernsey and Devon. Thoracic surgical services are based at Guy's Hospital.

Services provided

Thoracic Surgery


Limited car parking with wheelchair access to main entrance. Nearest mainline railway station is Waterloo. Nearest tube station is Waterloo. Numerous bus routes serve hospital, call 020 7222 1234 for details.

Visiting hours

Ward visiting is 1000 to 1230 and 1430 to 2000. Rest period 1230 to 1430 - no visiting at this time. Intensive care - no fixed hours but ideally after 1100 and before 2100.


Tel:   020 7188 7188
Fax:   020 7188 1016

Trust Website:  

Thoracic Surgery

The department of thoracic surgery specialises in the surgical treatment of chest diseases. 

It is one of the largest lung cancer practices in the UK and is one of only two centres participating in the mesothelioma and radical surgery trial (MARS). 

The most common problems we deal with are:

  • lung cancer
  • cancer of the lining around the lung (mesothelioma)
  • cancer from elsewhere in the body (lung metastases)
  • lung collapse due to air (pneumothorax), fluid (pleural effusion) or infection (empyema).

Patients may have experienced shortness of breath, a persistent cough, coughing up blood, chest pain, fevers, a chest infection or weight loss. Their symptoms are usually investigated with a chest x-ray or CT scan of the chest.

The most common operations we perform are video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS), which is a form of keyhole surgery, and removal of part (or all) of the lung. We also diagnose and treat other chest pathologies such as mediastinal tumours, cysts or infections.


Outcomes Audits

This hospital has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit – 2017

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