Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Center Institute Cancer Registry 2013 Annual Report
One of the innovative surgical treatments our doctors perform is robot-assisted thoracic surgery. Your thoracic surgeon uses the arms of a robotic surgical system to perform precise movements previously impossible for a surgeon. In fact, the robotic arms can rotate 360 degrees; the human wrist cannot.
Thoracic surgeons find these robotic surgeries very effective for accessing smaller lymph nodes and other difficult-to-reach areas in your chest. Robotic surgery is also a form of minimally invasive surgeryŚmeaning smaller incisions, which lead to fewer complications and less recovery time for you. Your thoracic surgeon will discuss all aspects of both minimally invasive and robot-assisted thoracic surgery and if either is appropriate for you.
Only a team of specialist can truly treat lung cancer using a comprehensive approach. Our multidisciplinary team includes: