Dr. Vallieres is fluent in French and English.
Eric Vallieres, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the Lung Cancer Program at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. With a specialty in thoracic surgery, Vallieres clinical interests include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, chest wall tumors, chest wall resections, pleural diseases, robot-assisted surgery, thoracoscopic lobectomies and mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that few doctors specialize in treating. Most cases develop in the lining of the lungs – known as pleural mesothelioma – and this has become a special interest for Vallieres.
One of the surgeries he is qualified to perform is an extrapleural pneumonectomy, which is used for pleural mesothelioma patients.
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