Lung Transplantation Pioneer Named Surgical Director of Pulmonary Center

Dr. John C. Wain

Surgeon John C. Wain was named surgical director of Holy Family Hospital’s Center for Advanced Thoracic and Pulmonary Care in Methuen.

Wain was the surgical founder of lung transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was the first surgeon in New England to perform living related lung transplantation, according to a statement from Holy Family Hospital. Patients visiting the Methuen center can be seen for conditions including asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, neuromuscular respiratory diseases, respiratory failure, pleural disease, mycobacterial disease, and sleep disorders.

The hospital’s statement said Wain, who began the program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is well versed in video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Wain said the Methuen center, at 70 East Street, offers an alternative to traveling to Boston, offering complex treatment for patients in need of airway, larynx and thoracic care and/or surgery for conditions such as hiatal hernia; esophageal and airway conditions caused by tumors, stricture or stenosis of the larynx or trachea, or collapsing of the trachea or bronchus; thymoma and mediastinal tumors, mesothelioma, sarcoma, chest wall tumors; and esophageal and lung cancer.

Among the team, which includes pulmonary specialists, a thoracic surgeon, anesthesiologists, radiologists, rehabilitation specialists, a patient navigator and intensive care staff, are Dr. Essam Ansari, chief of Medicine at Holy Family, and Medical Director Samy S. Sidhom.

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