Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, based in Chicago, represents surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals who specialize in surgeries of the heart, lung and esophagus and other surgical procedures within the chest.

Consumer Reports has teamed up with the STS to publish ratings of heart-surgery groups based on their performance data for bypass surgery. Using this information, consumers can see how surgical groups compare with national benchmarks for overall performance, survival, complications, and other measures.