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.
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
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>>