Sean Conor Wightman

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

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Publications

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Expert Consensus Document on the Surgical Management of Thymomas Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 May 06. . View in PubMed
  • Longer hospitalizations, more complications, and greater readmissions for patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders undergoing pulmonary lobectomyJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Apr; 167(4):1502-1511. e11. . View in PubMed
  • Delayed esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma is associated with a negative impact on long-term survival and an increased risk of perioperative morbidity J Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 129(3):592-600. . View in PubMed
  • Association between underweight status and chylothorax after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: A propensity score-matched analysis JTCVS Open. 2024 Feb; 17:322-335. . View in PubMed
  • Decision-Making in Surgery Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Jan 17. . View in PubMed
  • Delays to surgery and worse outcomes: The compounding effects of social determinants of health in non-small cell lung cancer JTCVS Open. 2023 Sep; 15:468-478. . View in PubMed
  • Early outcomes of lung transplantation with lung allografts from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive donors J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Aug 23. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy, not radiotherapy, prolongs survival for node-negative non-small cell lung cancer with positive surgical margins JTCVS Open. 2023 Jun; 14:472-482. . View in PubMed
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Wound Classification is Prognostic of 30-Day Readmission Following Surgery World J Surg. 2023 10; 47(10):2392-2400. . View in PubMed
  • Estimating revenue, costs, and operating margin of any hospital-based thoracic surgery practice using a novel financial modelJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 09; 166(3):690-698. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Safety and feasibility of minimally invasive lobectomy after neoadjuvant immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancerJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 08; 166(2):347-355. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Repair of Anterior Tracheal Defect by Trans-Tracheostomy Placement of Acellular Dermal Matrix Laryngoscope. 2023 08; 133(8):1961-1963. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical informed consent: new challenges Curr Probl Surg. 2023 02; 60(2):101258. . View in PubMed
  • Heart transplantation for pediatric foreign nationals in the United States Clin Transplant. 2023 02; 37(2):e14900. . View in PubMed
  • Shared Consent: Acknowledging the Subjectivity of Surgical Decision-making Ann Surg. 2023 05 01; 277(5):e979-e980. . View in PubMed
  • Benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for resected pathologic N1 non-small cell lung cancer is unrecognized: A subgroup analysis of the JBR10 trial Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 20. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical decision-making in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer is influenced by more than just guidelines JTCVS Open. 2022 Sep; 11:286-299. . View in PubMed
  • Lobectomy offers improved survival outcomes relative to segmentectomy for >2 but =4 cm non-small cell lung cancer tumors JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:356-367. . View in PubMed
  • Adhering to guideline concordant care improves survival among the different subtypes of T3 N2 non-small cell lung cancer JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:384-392. . View in PubMed
  • Primary signet ring cell histology does not portend worse survival for early stage lung cancer following lobectomy Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2022 Feb; 30(2):185-189. . View in PubMed
  • The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 09; 114(3):940. . View in PubMed
  • Esophagectomy for Permanent Mesh Migration After Transthoracic Hiatal Hernia Repair Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 08; 114(2):e89-e91. . View in PubMed
  • Regional Variation in Treatment for Highest-Risk Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 04; 113(4):1282-1290. . View in PubMed
  • Invited Commentary: Unprofessionalism Is a Contagion: Burnout Prevention Is the Cure J Am Coll Surg. 2022 09 01; 235(3):548-549. . View in PubMed
  • Patterns of Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Compared With Surgery for Definitive Treatment of Primary Early-stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Am J Clin Oncol. 2022 04 01; 45(4):146-154. . View in PubMed
  • Ethical issues surrounding mechanical circulatory support Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 10 01; 60(4):64-71. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy for visceral pleural invasion in 3-4-cm non-small-cell lung cancer improves survival Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 06 15; 62(1). . View in PubMed
  • Training residents in robotic thoracic surgery J Thorac Dis. 2021 Oct; 13(10):6169-6178. . View in PubMed
  • Exploring the Potential Different Outcomes Associated With the Different Phenotypes Under the Shared Pathologic T3N0 Designation JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Jun; 2(6):100186. . View in PubMed
  • Differential outcomes of residual disease in surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer and the importance of guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy J Thorac Dis. 2021 May; 13(5):2896-2909. . View in PubMed
  • Value of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Treatment of Emphysema Thorac Surg Clin. 2021 May; 31(2):171-175. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding thoracic surgeons’ perceptions of administrative database analyses and guidelines in clinical decision-makingJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):807-816. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. . View in PubMed
  • Informed Decision-Making: Knowing Is Not the Same as Doing J Am Coll Surg. 2021 10; 233(4):578-579. . View in PubMed
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Minimizes Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Improves Outcomes Following Pulmonary Resection World J Surg. 2021 10; 45(10):2955-2963. . View in PubMed
  • Obtaining Consent in the Preoperative Area: We Can Do Better J Am Coll Surg. 2021 08; 233(2):314-315. . View in PubMed
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN-positive Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 07; 112(1):197-205. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: When less is more for lung cancers J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 05; 161(5):1650-1651. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in pneumonectomy for treatment of small-cell lung cancer Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Nov; 28(9):583-591. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: A breath of fresh air for thoracic surgeons in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era JTCVS Tech. 2020 Sep; 3:415-416. . View in PubMed
  • Sequence of biologic therapies and surgery affects survival in non-small cell lung cancer J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):320-327. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma: Treatment modalities, recurrence, and outcomes in resected casesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 160(1):306-314. e14. . View in PubMed
  • Spontaneous Bleeding From Multiple Intercostal Arteries in a Patient With Coarctation of the Aorta Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):e95-e97. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: This Story About Three Pigs Is No Fable Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(2):367-368. . View in PubMed
  • Non-Myasthenia Gravis Immune Syndromes and the Thymus: Is There a Role for Thymectomy? Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 May; 29(2):215-225.. View in PubMed
  • Extremes of body mass index and postoperative complications after esophagectomy Dis Esophagus. 2017 May 01; 30(5):1-6. . View in PubMed
  • Ethical aspects of a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery practice J Vis Surg. 2017; 3:8. . View in PubMed
  • An organized approach to complex ethical cases on a surgical service World J Surg. 2014 Jul; 38(7):1664-7. . View in PubMed
  • Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer Lung Cancer. 2011 Feb; 71(2):186-90. . View in PubMed
  • An unusual case of Aspergillus fibrosing mediastinitis Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct; 88(4):1352-4. . View in PubMed
  • Pneumonectomy after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: does “side” really matter? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep; 88(3):937-43; discussion 944.. View in PubMed