Thoracic (lung) surgeryRobotic surgical technologies have already started to change the way surgeons operate inside the chest. Studies suggest that this less invasive approach can greatly reduce recovery time, pain and trauma associated with thoracic surgery.
For most patients, minimally invasive thoracic procedures performed with the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over open-chest surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Wedge resection of the lung: a surgical operation where a part of a lung is removed. It is done to remove a localized portion of diseased lung, including lung cancer.