Dear Webmaster,

My firm represents Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's top hospitals, and the No. 1 ranked hospital in heart care by U.S.News & World Report.

PERF visitors may be interested to know Cleveland Clinic will host an online health chat on Lung Surgery, Advances and Options .  The chat will be held Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 12 noon (EST) and will be led by Dr. David Mason, a staff surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. During this chat, Dr. Mason will take questions on the latest advances in the treatment of lung disease.  Some of the latest advances include improvement in diagnostic techniques, medical management and new surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Mason holds joint appointments as a staff surgeon in the Clinic's Transplantation Center in the Division of Surgery and in the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He specializes in general thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, malignant mesothelioma and lung transplantation. Dr. Mason is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.

More information on this chat can be found at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/ChatReg/mason.html

Thanks for your consideration,

Westley Stump

PERF Webmaster

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