Douglas J. Minnich, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Thoracic Surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama. He completed Thoracic Surgery
training at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in 2007. After 9 years in academic practice, he recently joined our team at
Princeton Baptist Medical Center. He has focused on the development of minimally invasive technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of
thoracic disease. He performed the first electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) in the state of Alabama and has since developed one
of the largest surgeon experiences with this technology in the world. He has participated in multiple clinical trials in the development of both
ENB and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer.
“I believe that tertiary level medical care can be provided in a comfortable, patient-centered environment.” — Dr. Minnich
- Robotic surgery and thoracoscopy (VATS)
- Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Mediastinal and chest wall tumors
- Tracheal surgery
- Thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
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