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About Alejandro Bribriesco, MD Alejandro C. Bribriesco, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. Specialty Interests: Lung transplantation, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, pulmonary (lung) nodules, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, repair of hiatal and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus) hernias, acid reflux surgery, achalasia, mediastinal (between the lungs) tumors Number of Patients Treated: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons annually perform more than 1,700 thoracic procedures, with each thoracic surgeon completing 350 to 450 surgeries a year. During his fellowship training, Dr. Bribriesco developed specialized expertise in lung transplantation and minimally invasive and robotic surgery for patients with lung or esophageal cancer.  Education and Training:  Dr. Bribriesco earned his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. His fellowship included subspecialty training in thoracic cancer surgery at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Bribriesco joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2017.

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Achalasia Barrett's Esophagus Cancer Carcinoid Syndrome Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Collapsed Lung Collis Nissen/Nissen Diaphragm Hernia Emphysema Epiphrenic Diverticulum

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