THE RIGHT DOCTOR

THE RIGHT DOCTOR

Our experienced staff has earned the reputation of providing the highest quality care possible.

THORACIC PROCEDURES

THORACIC PROCEDURES

Dr. Malone performs minimally invasive & traditional surgery to treat diseased or injured organs in the chest & hyperhidrosis.

HYPERHIDROSIS & miraDry

HYPERHIDROSIS & miraDry

We offer miraDry® which is a new generation of technology for the permanent elimination of sweat, odor glands & hair.

HEARTBURN

HEARTBURN

Heartburn or acid reflux may actually be a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

LUNGS

LUNGS

Our lung treatments involve a multi-therapy approach and is highly individualized to each patient’s diagnosis.

ROBOTIC SURGERY

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Dr. Malone is the only thoracic surgeon in the area using da Vinci system for state-of-the-art robotic-assisted technology.

Thoracic Services

Dr. Chris Malone attended medical school at the University of Texas graduating in 1981. He completed his general surgery residency at UT in 1986, and his cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine in 1989.

Dr. Malone is well-known in Athens, having practiced in the area as a vascular, cardiac and thoracic surgeon from 1994 to 2005. Additionally, he served as Chief of Surgery at Athens Regional Medical Center from 1998 to 2002. Since 2005, Dr. Malone has been involved in the development and management of two vein clinics, in addition to continuing to practice thoracic surgery with Athens Vein & Thoracic Specialists and St. Mary’s Health Care System.

LUNGS

Our lung treatments involve a multi-therapy approach and are highly individualized to each patient’s diagnosis.
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THORACIC PROCEDURES

Dr. Malone performs minimally invasive and traditional surgery to treat diseased or injured organs in the chest and hyperhidrosis including miraDry® treatment.
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HEARTBURN

Many people suffering from heartburn or acid reflux may have a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
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ROBOTIC SURGERY

Dr. Malone is one of only a few thoracic surgeons in the area using da Vinci system for state-of-the-art robotic-assisted technology.
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Athens Vein and Thoracic Specialists has the experience and reputation to provide you with the best quality and compassionate patient care for your thoracic condition.  Dr. Malone utilizes state-of-the-art minimally-invasive procedures, including miraDry® for permanent elimination of sweat, odor glands and hair, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic-assisted technology (da Vinci).