Alabama Thoracic Surgery

Our Health Mission

At Alabama Thoracic Surgery, our mission is to provide advanced level of thoracic surgical care in a comfortable, patient-centered environment.

What Is A Thoracic Surgeon and Why Are We Different?

There are only a few Thoracic Surgeons in the US that are specifically trained to surgically treat lung diseases, lung cancer, and conditions related to the esophagus and chest. In addition to traditional medical school and residency, Thoracic Surgeons must complete 6 to 8 years of training before receiving the Thoracic Surgery certification. There is a difference between thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery where the cardiothoracic surgeon treats the heart in the chest cavity.

Dr. Minnich has spent much of his professional career preparing and training to provide the highest level of focused thoracic surgery care for you.

Office Hours

Clinic Visits
Wednesdays only
9:00am – 3:30pm

Clinical & Administrative Office Staff Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

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Conditions We Treat

Our ATS Team uses the latest science and techniques in a customized care plan designed just for you. Learn more about the types of lung disease and chest conditions we treat.

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Tests & Procedures Offered

At ATS, we focus on the surgical and follow up care for conditions of the lung and chest area. We take the least invasive (also known as minimally invasive) and most efficient approaches to surgical treatment.

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Pulmonary Function Test

This test is conducted in our office. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. The test will require you to blow into a computerized device under the supervision of a trained technician. The PFT is completely safe, comfortable, and painless. Dr. Minnich will use the results to determine the right treatment plan for you.