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Medical Office Building, 2 Medical Center Drive, Suite 205
Springfield MA, 01107
Fax: 413-794-8054


Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Physicians & Staff:

Gary M. Hochheiser, M.D., Chief

Rose B. Ganim, M.D.

Meet our thoracic surgeons....


Maria Aquadro, N.P.

Amy Zajac, N.P.


Services Include:

The physicians at Baystate Thoracic Surgery specialize in the surgical management of a variety of conditions affecting the lungs and thoracic organs, including lung and esophageal cancer.  

The success rate for thoracic surgery at Baystate Medical Center, charted by respected third party organizations like The Leapfrog Group, is comparable to that of larger hospitals in Boston and New York.  In recent ratings, we consistently rank in the top quarter of the hospitals surveyed.

The thoracic surgeons perform a full array of surgical procedures, including:

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Emphysema/Bullous Disease
  • Interstitital Lung Disease
  • Lobectomy
  • Lymphoma
  • Minimally invasive surgery for tumors of the lung, esophagus, pleura and mediastinum
  • Pulmonary Nodule or Mass
  • Resection of locally advanced lung and esophageal cancer including lung sparing procedures and chest wall resections with reconstruction
  • Surgical treatment, including minimally invasive approaches to gastroesophageal reflux disease, myasthenia gravis and hyperhidrosis.
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
  • Treatment and palliation of lung and esophageal cancer, including airway and esophageal stenting and management of pleural effusions.
About Our Practice:

Baystate Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive care for all thoracic diseases in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of thoracic care specialists.  Currently, we are the only team in western Massachusetts performing advanced minimally invasive thoracoscopic procedures, including thoracoscopic lobectomy.  These techniques minimize patient discomfort, increase accuracy and control during surgery, speed healing and eliminate scarring, compared to traditional invasive surgery.


Advanced Surgical Techniques

Our practice specializes in complex surgical (open and minimally invasive) management for a variety of conditions that affect the chest area, using, whenever possible, the most advanced minimally invasive and video-assisted technologies.


Tufts University Medical School Faculty

Our board certified cardio-thoracic surgeons are faculty members of the Tufts University School of Medicine western campus at Baystate Medical Center. 


We are currently accepting new patients.


We participate in most insurance programs offered in our area. If you have any questions about whether your specific health plan covers our services, please call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance member ID card.


If you have commercial insurance coverage, primary or secondary, we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for all balances due after your insurance company pays its portion, as well as for any co-payments required by your insurance company at the time of the visit.


If you are concerned about billing or have a question about acceptable insurance, please call one of the following numbers.


  •  For Physician Billing – (413) 794-5700


  •  For Hospital Billing – (413) 794-9999


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