Robotic Pulmonary Lobectomy
What is a pulmonary lobectomy?
Each lung is made up of 2 or 3 sections called lobes. A lobectomy is the surgical removal of one of these sections from the lung.
Why is a pulmonary lobectomy needed?
A lobectomy is used to treat a variety of lung conditions, such as
- Lung cancer
- Congenital defects
- Fungal infections
- Lobar emphysema
Robotic assited surgery is less invasive than traditional surgery. Potential advantages include less pain in the early postoperative period, decreased length of hospital stay, and fewer complications.
Cardiothoracic Surgery of Savannah is the first in our region to offer robotic lobectomy.