Thoracic surgery refers to surgery performed on organs and
tissues in the chest cavity and is used to treat a range of conditions,
including lung cancer. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat lung cancer or
another thoracic condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, da Vinci surgery
provides your doctor with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control to
perform even the most complex surgeries such as:
and nodule removal
resection (the removal of a small wedge-shaped piece of lung that contains
(the removal of an entire lobe in the lung that contains cancer)
Because da Vinci Surgery is performed through a few tiny
incisions between the ribs, patients avoid both a large incision and the
possibility of having their ribs spread.
Today, less invasive options include robotic video-assisted thoracic
surgery (VATS) with the da Vinci Surgical System®.
Patients also benefit from:
return to normal quality of life
While clinical studies
support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System® when used
in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da
Vinci Surgical System® may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask
your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For more information about the da Vinci Surgical System® at UMCPP or for referral to one
of our da Vinci surgeons, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).
about da Vinci surgery is also available at www.davincisurgery.com.