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Lung Surgery

Lung Surgery - What it is

​Lung surgery is performed to treat lung masses, collapsed lung or fluid around the lungs. The surgery can be done by Thoracotomy or Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Lung Surgery - Symptoms

Lung Surgery - How to prevent?

Lung Surgery - Causes and Risk Factors

Lung Surgery - Diagnosis

Lung Surgery - Treatments

In Thoracotomy, a larger incision is created in the chest wall.  This opening allows the surgeon to see the lungs directly.

In Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), the procedure is less invasive than traditional lung surgery which requires a thoracotomy incision. The surgery requires a few small incisions (each about 1cm or less, whereby the surgeon will place a small tube containing a camera through one of the incisions. This allows the surgeon to view the lungs on a video monitor.

Lung Surgery - Preparing for surgery

Lung Surgery - Post-surgery care

Lung Surgery - Other Information

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