When a patient is diagnosed with a disease or abnormality in the lungs, doctors may recommend a lobectomy or a Pneumonectomy. The right lung has three sections or lobes while the left lung has two lobes. A Lobectomy procedure removes a diseased lobe of the lung while sparing healthy tissue to reserve lung function. A Pneumonectomy procedure is used to remove an entire lung. It may be used along with related treatments to provide comprehensive care.
Lobectomies and Pneumonectomies may be recommended for a variety of related conditions. During traditional treatment, surgeons make a large incision in the chest to remove the lobe/lung. The risks of side effects for this procedure are higher due to the large incision and the use of anesthesia.
South Mississippi Surgeons is dedicated to proving minimally invasive procedures to patients. In qualified cases, we offer a less invasive surgical lobectomy/pneumonectomy procedure that reduces pain, scaring and recovery. The procedure uses only small incisions to reduce risks and complications. For some minimally invasive lobectomy/pneumonectomy procedures, robotic technology helps surgeons increase accuracy and efficiency.