This is the internet home of Thoracic
Surgery Associates, PC, the practice of William R. Mayfield, MD, Ward V. Houck, MD, and Theresa Luu, MD. This site is for the use of our patients
and their families, assisting them through the process of diagnosis
and treatment of their thoracic problem.
We offer the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases
of the lung, pleura, chest wall, mediastinum, pericardium, and esophagus, as well as surgical treatment of hyperhydrosis and
reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the upper extremities.
The majority of surgery performed by our practice utilizes minimally invasive techniques known as VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery) or thoracoscopy. We specifically use 5 mm endoscopy to minimize trauma and reduce chest wall pain.