Monmouth County Thoracic Surgeons

Conveniently located in Monmouth County, Thoracic Group consists of two expert thoracic surgeons who have been performing Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), a procedure they helped pioneer, to treat cancer, remove tumors, and treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis and Myasthenia Gravis since the early 1990s. Doctors Robert Caccavale and Jean-Philippe Bocage, who work together in the operating room, have completed more than 7,000 successful VATS procedures, helping patients both locally and nationally.

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

Dr. Caccavale is the Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division at Somerset Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at The Booth Memorial Medical Center of New York University. His cardiothoracic surgery residency was completed at the State University of New York Health Services Center at Brooklyn. He is a clinical associate professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

Dr. Bocage is the Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division at St. Peter’s University Hospital. He completed his medical degree at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. His general surgery residency and his cardiothoracic residency were both completed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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    Thoracic Group surgeons provide consultation and surgical management of a range of conditions of the chest. These include:

    • Lung Cancer: Our surgeons treat this condition, most frequently diagnosed in former or current smokers, using minimally invasive thoracic surgery. This prevents the need for an open thoracotomy, which can lead to further complications and longer recovery times.
    • Second Opinion: Patients who are making possibly life-changing decisions about their health should consult with our experienced surgeons to ensure that they are choosing the safest and most beneficial surgical option.
    • Hyperhidrosis: This condition causes excessively sweaty palms, making social interactions for those suffering extremely challenging. With a simple VATS procedure, our surgeons can permanently limit the impact of the condition.

    Getting to our Freehold Office

    Patients in Monmouth County can visit our office in Freehold on the CentraState Medical Center campus.

    The office is located off of Route 9, on West Main Street (Rt. 537).

    Please use the map to the right for directions from your specific location.

    To schedule an appointment with our surgeons, please call (732) 637-6348 or fill out an appointment request.

    Thoracic Group proudly serves the greater Monmouth County area including:

    Aberdeen
    Allenhurst
    Allentown
    Asbury Park
    Atlantic Highlands
    Avon-By-The-Sea
    Belmar
    Bradley Beach
    Brielle
    Colts Neck
    Deal
    Eatontown
    Englishtown
    Fair Haven
    Farmingdale
    Freehold
    Hazlet

    Highlands
    Holmdel
    Howell
    Interlaken
    Keansburg
    Keyport
    Lake Como
    Little Silver
    Loch Arbour
    Long Branch
    Manalapan
    Manasquan
    Marlboro
    Matawan
    Middletown
    Millstone
    Monmouth Beach

    Neptune City
    Neptune
    Ocean Township
    Ocean Grove
    Oceanport
    Red Bank
    Roosevelt
    Rumson
    Sea Bright
    Sea Girt
    Shrewsbury
    Spring Lake
    Tinton Falls
    Union Beach
    Wall
    West Long Branch