Thoracic Surgery Program
Mary Washington Hospital boasts a comprehensive thoracic surgery program
that produces many of the best outcomes and surgical successes in the
country. The multidisciplinary thoracic surgery program is comprised of
a team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses
dedicated to providing top quality care. The talented team is led by Dr.
J. Timothy Sherwood, the founder of the program and a proud member of
both the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and the Society of Thoracic surgeons.
Dr. Sherwood’s global doctor rating ranked in the 99th percentile
nationwide based on the
Press-Ganey physician survey and he ranks in the top 1% nationwide in patient satisfaction,
as measured by an independent third party survey organization. He and
his team aim to continuously improve the quality of patient care through
steadfast research of effective treatment techniques. With state-of-the-art
operating room facilities, a top-rated anesthesia service, and a dedicated
thoracic patient unit at their disposal. The Mary Washington Hospital
ICU is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified pulmonary
intensivists. To this day, the program remains the only general thoracic
program in the region and prides itself on delivering many of the best
outcomes in the country.
Dr. J. Timothy Sherwood
Mary Washington Hospital's Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients who
suffer from a variety of conditions involving the chest, lungs, and esophagus.
Dr. Sherwood uses cutting-edge diagnostic imaging technology and state-of-the-art
surgical techniques in his efforts to bring about successful outcomes
in patients suffering from these illnesses.
Dr. Sherwood also works closely with oncologists and other specialists
to devise the best treatment plans for patients suffering from lung, airway,
and esophagus cancer, as well as other diseases of the chest, airway and
foregut/esophagus. Dr. Sherwood heads a weekly multidisciplinary thoracic
conference attended by medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists,
pathologists, and radiologists. Patient cases are discussed with this
multidisciplinary team in order to ensure the best care possible.
For more information on our dedicated lung cancer program through the Regional
Cancer Center, please visit RCC's
Lung Cancer section.