General Thoracic Surgery Public Reporting

The STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) contains information on surgical procedures submitted by participants—most often a hospital cardiothoracic surgery department or cardiothoracic surgery group at one or more hospitals; in some instances, a participant may be an individual surgeon.

STS publicly reports participant results for lobectomy for lung cancer and esophagectomy. STS Public Reporting is limited to participants in the US and Canada.

Lobectomy for lung cancer outcomes for GTSD participants are better than national averages. Thus, for the purposes of public reporting, STS believes it is appropriate to present a comparison of GTSD and national outcomes to demonstrate the high performance of GTSD participants.  

STS selected the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) as a comparator database to best represent national outcomes. Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the NIS is the largest all-payer inpatient database available in the United States and represents a 20% stratified sample of all hospital discharges from nonfederal facilities. The NIS database includes approximately 8 million inpatient hospital discharge abstracts collected annually for patients of all ages and all sources of insurance. Each discharge record includes a weight that represents the relative proportion of the total US hospital patient population accounted for by that record. This dataset is broadly representative of individuals in the US population who were hospitalized during a given year and is the most generalizable data to represent national lung cancer resection outcomes. 

NOTE: Results are based on a participant’s unique group of patients (known as case mix) and the number of surgical procedures in each category. Results and star ratings published are specific to the participant listed and are not intended for direct comparison to other participants.

STS Public Reporting is voluntary, meaning that all participants listed on this website have allowed STS to publish their ratings. You can search for results by surgical procedure, group name, and/or location.

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Name: Albany Medical Center - Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albany, New York
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Albany Medical Center - Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albany, New York
Name: Allina Health Cancer Institute - ANW
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Allina Health Cancer Institute - ANW
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Name: Allina Health Cancer Institute - Mercy
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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Allina Health Cancer Institute - Mercy
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Name: Allina Health Cancer Institute - United
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Allina Health Cancer Institute - United
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Name: Ascension Saint Thomas West
Nashville, Tennessee
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Ascension Saint Thomas West
Nashville, Tennessee
Name: Ascension TN - St. Thomas Midtown
Nashville, Tennessee
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Ascension TN - St. Thomas Midtown
Nashville, Tennessee
Ascension TN - St. Thomas Midtown
Nashville, Tennessee
Name: Asheville Heart
Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville Heart
Asheville, North Carolina
Name: Aurora Medical Center Grafton
Grafton, Wisconsin
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Aurora Medical Center Grafton
Grafton, Wisconsin
Name: Aurora Medical Center Summit
Summit, Wisconsin
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Aurora Medical Center Summit
Summit, Wisconsin
Name: Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Name: Barnes Jewish Hospital
St Louis, Missouri
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Barnes Jewish Hospital
St Louis, Missouri
Name: Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
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Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Name: Borgess Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Borgess Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Name: Bronson Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Specialists
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Bronson Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Specialists
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Name: Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Grand Traverse
Traverse City, Michigan
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Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Grand Traverse
Traverse City, Michigan
Name: CHI Memorial Thoracic Oncology Associates
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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CHI Memorial Thoracic Oncology Associates
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Name: Christian Northeast Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
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Christian Northeast Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
Name: Christiana Care Associates
Newark, Delaware
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Christiana Care Associates
Newark, Delaware
Name: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances - Tyler
Tyler, Texas
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CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances - Tyler
Tyler, Texas
Name: Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida
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Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Florida
Name: Cleveland Clinic Thoracic Surgery Group
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland Clinic Thoracic Surgery Group
Cleveland, Ohio
Name: Cone Health - Triad Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Cone Health - Triad Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons
Greensboro, North Carolina
Name: Corvasc MDs, PC
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Corvasc MDs, PC
Indianapolis, Indiana
Name: Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia
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Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia