Lung Cancer Surgery  

   
Lung Surgery Brochure  
 

Lung cancer surgery involves the removal of part or all of one lung.

 
   
Operating Room
 
   

Wedge Resection

 
Lung Surgery Wedge
   
   

Lobectomy

 
Lung Surgery Lobectomy
 
   
   

Pneumonectomy

 
Lung Surgery Pneumonectomy
 
   
   

Thoracotomy

 
The surgery is done through an incision ('cut') between your ribs on the side and back of your chest.  This is called a thoracotomy. Occasionally, a portion of a rib is removed. 
Thoracotomy
 
   
   

VATS

 
Sometimes, the procedure is done using only small incisions. A video camera and surgical instruments are inserted through the small incisions and a portion of the lung removed.  This type of surgery is called 'VATS' (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery).
VATS
 
   
   

Robotic

 
Depending on the type of surgery required, lung surgeries can be done using a robot to assist the surgeon.
 
Robotic  
Robotic  

 

Clinical Trials

  • A number of lung cancer clinical trials are currently available.
  • If you are eligible, you may be interested in participating.

 

Lung Cancer Information

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Last Updated February 26, 2015 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada