da Vinci lung surgery

If you have been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove a portion or a lobe of your lung. This procedure is called a lobectomy. If your doctor recommends surgery, ask about the da Vinci robotic surgical system at St. Francis.

robotic lobectomy

Lobectomy using the da Vinci robotic surgical system allows surgeons to operate through a few small incisions between your ribs – similar to other minimally invasive approaches. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

According to da Vinci, lobectomy procedures using this technology offer:

  • Precise removal of cancerous tissue
  • Lower rate of complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Fewer days with chest tube following surgery
  • Improved mental quality of life soon after surgery

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robotics-trained lung surgeon

Dr. Thomas Mann, Jr., with Carolina Surgical Associates is trained to use the da Vinci surgical system for lobectomy surgeries. View his bio>>


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