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.
Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
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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Breathing Disorders

Many conditions can cause a breathing disorder, and all breathing disorders involve shortness of breath. The scope of breathing disorders is so big that there is no standard definition for breathing difficulty. You may have an obs...

truction in the airway, or a muscle problem, or a disease. Whatever the cause, if you are having trouble breathing, it can be a serious condition, and you should consult your physician. If acute, a trip to the emergency room is in order.
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