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Chest and Lung Robotic-Assisted Procedures

Now surgeons at Atrium Medical Center can use robotic-assisted surgery to treat lung cancer by removing part of the lung (a procedure called lobectomy), as well as perform other thoracic procedures.

Robotic-Assisted Surgeries

Thoracic robotic-assisted surgeries performed at Atrium include:

  • Decortication
  • Lobectomy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Mediastinal mass excision
  • Pneumonectomy 
  • Posterior mediastinal mass excision
  • Segmentectomy
  • Sleeve lobectomy
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Thymectomy
  • Wedge resection

Traditional open surgery to access the chest cavity requires surgeons to make a long incision through the chest wall, known as thoracotomy. In some cases, the surgeon has to cut open the breastbone at the front of the ribcage. Less-invasive options using smaller incisions are available for many patients.

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Procedures

The robotic surgical system gives surgeons greater precision with control and access to hard-to-reach areas. This allows extremely complex operations to be performed through just a few small incisions. Since the surgeon is not cutting through muscle or spreading ribs, patients experience a much easier recovery.

Benefits of robotic-assisted thoracic procedures include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced cancer recurrence or mortality in advanced disease
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter length of hospital stay

Learn About Robotic Surgery 

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Content Updated: May 12, 2016

These Atrium Medical Center locations offer Surgery Services.
Outpatient Surgery at Bidwell Surgery Center
Outpatient Surgery at Southwest Ohio Surgery Center
Surgery at Atrium Medical Center
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