Board-certified thoracic specialists
Northwest Community Healthcare's Thoracic Program features thoracic surgeons, interventional pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, physician assistants (PA) and advanced practice nurses (APN). Together, they provide the highest level of care to treat you.
Dr. Chmielewski is a thoracic surgeon with extensive experience treating lung cancer and other thoracic conditions, both malignant and benign. He is board-certified in thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. His clinical expertise includes lung and esophageal cancer, chest tumors, Barrett’s esophagus, GERD, Nissen fundoplication, radiofrequency ablation, thoracoscopic surgery and VATS.
Dr. Arndt is an experienced thoracic surgeon with extensive experience treating patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and benign diseases of the esophagus. He is board certified in both cardiothoracic and general surgery and utilizes the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques (both robotic, VATS, and laparoscopic) to care for his patients.
Hector Martinez, MS, PA-C
Hector Martinez is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in thoracic surgery. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from National Louis University in Lisle, Illinois, and then earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotic surgery, thoracic oncology, and esophageal surgery. He is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants.