Howell NJ Thoracic Surgeons

Conveniently located near Howell, New Jersey, the team of surgeons at Thoracic Group has been serving the Monmouth County area for over 40 years, providing complete care to patients with conditions such as lung cancer, hyperhidrosis and myasthenia gravis (MG).

Over 20 years ago, our award-winning surgeons were the pioneers in the minimally invasive procedure known as video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) designed to treat various disorders of the lungs and chest. As opposed to many surgeons who would perform an open thoracotomy to treat certain thoracic conditions, the Thoracic Group surgeons use the minimally invasive procedure, VATS, to reduce recovery time and risk of complications.

Robert J. Caccavale, M.D.
Dr. Robert Caccavale

Dr. Caccavale is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in general thoracic surgery, specializing in thoracic oncology. In addition to his position at the LungCare Comprehensive Cancer Program at CentraState Medical Center as a Co-Medical Advisor, Dr. Caccavale is also Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division at Somerset Medical Center.

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Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.
Dr. Jean-Philippe Bocage

Dr. Jean-Philippe Bocage is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in general thoracic surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology and currently holds a position at St. Peter’s University as Chief of Thoracic Surgery. He also serves as a Co-Medical Advisor for the LungCare Comprehensive Cancer Program at CentraState Medical Center.

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At Thoracic Group, we offer a wide range of services for various thoracic conditions, including:

  • Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating, most commonly in the hands. By performing a VATS sympathectomy, the world-class surgeons at Thoracic Group have a 98% success rate for effectively curing palmar hyperhidrosis, which is the form of hyperhidrosis specifically impacting the hands.
  • Second Opinion: When receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer, lung nodules or other thoracic conditions, we provide a second opinion on the diagnosis and give you a better understanding of the different treatment options available to you during an overwhelming time.
  • Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes muscle exhaustion and weakness. A VATS thymectomy performed by Thoracic Group has shown 95% rate of improvement of the disease, with 80% of patients experiencing complete resolution of symptoms.
  • Lung Cancer: Using VATS minimally invasive technology, our surgeons can treat various types of lung cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and non-small cell carcinoma.

Getting to our Freehold Office

Patients in the Howell community can visit our office in Freehold on the CentraState Medical Center campus.

From Howell, take Route 9 North for approximately seven miles to Route 537. Stay on Route 537 for approximately two miles, and our office is located on the right-hand side.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call us at (732) 637-6348 or fill out our contact form today.

To schedule an appointment in our Freehold office, please call 732-637-6348.