Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD


Thoracic Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is an internationally known expert in the surgical management of diseases of the lung, pleura and mediastinum....Read more

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Dr. V saved my son's life,double lung transplant at UCHOSPITAL,kept him alive 2 months on chest pumps with his rare disease,which was a feat by itself...only seen Dr. In hospital..everyday 2 months..never had to schedule appointments with him.He is our savior !
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Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is an internationally known expert in the surgical management of diseases of the lung, pleura and mediastinum. He is a pioneer in the field of thoracic surgery including minimally invasive thoracic surgery. A significant number of his procedures are performed using robot-assisted or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques. He is well respected for his expertise in thoracic organ transplantation. Dr. Vigneswaran treats patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and tumors of the mediastinum. He also performs surgery for advanced lung diseases, including lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema and lung transplantation for various end-stage lung diseases. Dr. Vigneswaran is listed as a top doctor by Chicago magazine, Marquis Who's Who, America's Top Surgeons and the physician rating service Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Dr. Vigneswaran holds leadership positions in several medical organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians the American Medical Association and the International College of Surgeons. He has also been named a fellow of surgical and medical societies in four countries, including the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

His current research interests include: lung transplantation; lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma; minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery techniques and treatment outcomes; ischemia reperfusion lung injury; lung preservation for transplantation. He participates in National Cancer Institute-directed thoracic oncology treatment protocols and other multi-center studies in the field of lung cancer, mesothelioma and lung transplantation. A strong advocate for multidisciplinary team-based approaches to disease management, he works in collaboration with physicians in pulmonary medicine, medical and radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and other specialties.

Dr. Vigneswaran has authored more than 100 original articles and book chapters, and edited an internationally authored book on lung transplantation. He has written many important articles that assess the outcome of surgical procedures for mesothelioma, lung cancer and lung transplantation.

He is regularly asked to speak at national and international conferences. Dr. Vigneswaran is on the editorial review boards of several prestigious medical journals including Chest, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, International Surgery, Clinical Investigation, Journal of Surgical Research, American Review of Respiratory Diseases, American Journal of Transplantation and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Dr. Vigneswaran's Care Philosophy

Care for my patient to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Vigneswaran says...

Pioneer in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. Treat broad range of diseases but expert in treating lung cancer, esophageal cancer, treatment of pleural mesothelioma, tracheal tumors and end-stage lung disease, including lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery.

Dr. Vigneswaran says...

Video assisted thoracic surgery

Robotic lung resection and mediastinal mass resection

Lung cancer resection


Surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

resection of chest wall tumors

Lung transplantation

Lung volume reduction surgery

Surgery for hyperhidrosis

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Dr. Vigneswaran's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Sri Lanka

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Kingston General Hospital & Darlington Memeorial Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary and Royal Hospital For Sick Children

    Completed in 1984

    Hull Health Authority

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic and Graduate School

    Completed in 1993

    Royal Infirmary & City Hospital

    Completed in 1988

    St. Marys Hspital & Harefield Hospital, Imperial College

    Completed in 1990

    University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Other Education
    Concordia University, Chicago

    Completed in 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

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  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy