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Dr. McGuire - Vancouver Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Anna McGuire

Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Foregut Surgeon

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Your Thoracic Health is my Priority

Dr. McGuire - Services Provided:

Dr. McGuire provides comprehensive specialized care for people with thoracic disease, including:

  1. RAPID ACCESS THORACIC CANCER CLINICS: for lesions in the lungs, trachea, esophagus, stomach, mediastinum, chest wall, pericardium, and pleural space suspicious for cancer

  2. Esophageal pH/impedance & Manometry testing

  3. Benign foregut disease including: giant hiatus hernia, achalasia and esophageal motility disorders, benign esophageal tumours and cysts

  4. Surgical lung biopsy

  5. Surgical biopsy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) biopsy of mediastinal lymphadenopathy

  6. Congenital anomalies of the tracheobronchial tree, lung, and esophagus in the adult

  7. Chest injury repair

  8. Acquired benign conditions such as myasthenia gravis, hyperparathyroidism due to mediastinal parathyroid adenoma, and sepsis in the pleural space, mediastinum, chest wall and lungs

  9. Proximal airway disease, such as benign tracheal stenosis

  10. Benign esophageal diseases requiring esophageal function assessment

  11. Emphysema requiring lung volume reduction operation

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Initial Consultation with Dr. McGuire

Taking Care of You

The initial appointment with Dr McGuire is about 30 minutes in length and for consultation only. 

No procedures will be done at this visit.

Dr. McGuire will review your history, completed investigations, conduct an appropriate examination, and discuss your management plan.

Patients must bring a list of current medications, and an adult English language translator if not fluent in English. 

Click here for details on tests that Dr. McGuire may arrange before surgery.

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Surgery with Dr. McGuire at VGH

Helping You Get Healthy

All of Dr. McGuire's thoracic surgeries and thoracic procedures are conducted at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).

In the operating room, fellowship trained cardiothoracic anesthesiologists conduct your thoracic surgical anesthesia. Prior to surgery Dr McGuire's office will arrange an assessment in the VGH pre-anesthetic clinic.

Click these links to the VCH Chest Surgery, VCH Esophophagectomy, and VCH Hiatus Hernia Repair Patient and Family Information guides for more information.

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Thoracic Post-Op Care at VGH

The Care You Deserve

After surgery, all of Dr. McGuire's patients recover on the 12th floor Chest Centre at VGH in the Jim Pattison Pavilion. A highly specialized  multidisciplinary "Tower-12 Chest Centre" team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, and Pharmacists, help care for Dr. McGuire's thoracic patients while in hospital.

Click "Welcome to the Chest Centre" for more details.

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