Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer
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lung or thoracic surgeons who
perform robotic surgery
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Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, with 1.2 million new cases each year. If your doctor suggests surgery, less invasive robotic surgery may be an option for you.
Robotic surgery is performed through three small incisions (typically the size of a pencil eraser). This often means less pain after surgery and a shorter hospital stay. A traditional lung surgery often times means a large incision with lengthy recovery time.
Robotic surgery can be used for simple to complex tumors. At St. John’s Hospital, robotic surgery is used for lung biopsy, partial lung resection, or lobectomy procedures. All robotic surgery is done by surgeons trained and certified in the use of robotics.
Benefits of robotic surgery
- Reduced pain
- Low blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Fast return of lung function
- Short hospital stay
- Fast recovery and return to life activities
Robotic Surgery Specialist for thoracic or lung