Breathing Disorders

What is a lung lobectomy?

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  • What is a lung lobectomy?
    Lung lobectomy is a lung cancer surgery treatment. Watch cardiothoracic surgeon Vasant Jayasankar, MD, of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, explain robotic assisted lung lobectomy.
  • A Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular), answered on behalf of
    For patients with lung cancer, emphysema or other lung disorders, lung resection involves removal of a portion of the lung (lobectomy) or the whole lung (pneumonectomy). These procedures involve either an incision in the chest (open surgery), or a minimal access approach to remove the diseased area of the lung.
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