Thoracic Surgery Clinic at Harborview

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at Harborview 410 9th Ave., 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104 206.520.5000     

The Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment of lung, esophageal and other chest cancers. The clinic's surgeons and medical and radiation specialists focus on treating locally advanced cancers through advanced surgical techniques and using the latest research and procedures, including minimally-invasive approaches to surgery.

Conditions Treated

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Pleural-Based Tumors and Malignancies
  • Pleural Effusions and Infections
  • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus)
  • Chest Wall Trauma
  • Lung Infections
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Airway Injury
  • Chest Wall Masses and Infections
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Surgeries

  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Resection
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction
  • Pectus Repair
  • Sympathectomy
  • VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery)
  • Pleurodesis and Pleural Catheter Placement
  • Mediastinal Tumor Resection

Forms to Bring

  • New Patient Health History Form
  • Medication History -- (Spanish version also available)
  • Insurance card or current medical coupon. You may not be seen without proper authorization from your primary care physician where needed or a current medical coupon when required.
  • Relevant medical records with you or ask your referring physician to mail or fax them to us. 
    Address: UWMC Surgical Specialties Center, Box 356165 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle WA 98195.

Visit Plan

  • Plan to arrive at the Harborview's Thoracic Clinic about 20 minutes before your first appointment to complete registration and check-in.
  • Some of our patients have complex problems causing us to run behind schedule. Please allow two hours for your clinic visit.
  • Harborview has a teaching mission in addition to patient care. You may be seen by a medical student and/or resident as well as the attending physician.

Billing Information

  • Patients who receive outpatient services at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) receive two bills:
    • One bill from the physician or other provider (for the costs of his or her professional services).
    • One bill from the hospital (for costs, i.e. building, equipment, supplies, staff time).
  • Each of these bills may incur a co-payment or co-insurance responsibility for the patient.
  • The exact dollar amount of the co-insurance or co-payment that will be required to pay to the hospital and the physician will depend upon the actual services provided to you during your first visit and the coverage provided by your insurance.
  • Fees for not-medically necessary and/ or cosmetic services remain the individual patient's responsibility and will be collected at the time services are rendered.

For information about facility fees and hospital-billing, please visit our facility fee FAQs.

To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.744.4241