Mercy Robotic Surgery
Lung cancer is the second most common non-skin cancer in both men and women. When a lung cancer is diagnosed, the extent of the cancer will also be determined. Many lung cancers are amenable to surgical treatment and this can often be performed in a minimally invasive way using robot-assisted surgury. Using this technique, the surgeon enters the chest through small incisions and removes the portion of the lung affected by the cancer. This allows for cancer control with less risk of infection, smaller incisions, less pain and a more rapid recovery of remaining lung tissue.
Patients who receive robot-assisted lung cancer surgery usually experience:
- a faster return of pulmonary function
- a shorter hospital stay
- a quicker return to regular activities.