Robot-Assisted Thoracic Procedures
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Robot-Assisted Thoracic Procedures Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Robot-assisted thoracic procedures are considered for surgeries that:

  • Require precision
  • Do not require open access

Some thoracic surgeries that have been successfully performed using robotic techniques include:

  • Thymectomy —removal of the thymus gland
  • Lobectomy —removal of a lung lobe
  • Esophagectomy —removal of the esophagus
  • Mediastinal tumor resection —removal of tumors located in the mediastinum (the part of the chest cavity that separates the lungs)
  • Sympathectomy—cauterizing a portion of the sympathetic nerve

Compared to more traditional procedures, robotic-assisted surgery may result in:

  • Less scarring
  • Reduced recovery times
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery


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