.

McLaren Health Care
da Vinci Thoracic Surgery for Non-small cell lung cancer

da Vinci Thoracoscopy for Lobectomy (Non-small cell lung cancer)

If you’ve been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, your doctor will discuss all treatment and surgical options with you. He/she may suggest surgery to remove part of your lung (lobe). The operation is called a lobectomy. It can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

At McLaren, our surgeons offer minimally invasive robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, providing patients with a superior alternative to open surgery.

While surgery is generally the most effective way to treat disorders of the lungs and esophagus, traditional open surgery has a number of drawbacks caused primarily by the large incision required. Open thoracic surgery also spreads the ribs to access the chest cavity, leading to long recovery times of eight to twelve weeks as well as a long delay before returning to normal daily activities.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

One minimally invasive surgical option is thoracoscopy, also called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS. Doctors insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments into your chest through small incisions. The camera sends images to a video screen to guide doctors as they operate. Another minimally invasive option for patients facing lobectomy is da Vinci® Surgery.

McLaren's surgeons operate using advanced da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical technology and the most advanced thoracic surgical procedures, making a few small incisions without splitting the breastbone or separating the ribs. Using magnified 3D high-definition and special instruments, McLaren physicians operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

The Minimally Invasive Advantage

McLaren has the expert physicians and state-of-the-art technology to be the region's source for robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. This gives our patients access to better outcomes, including minimal scarring, less pain and bleeding, shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, and a faster recovery compared to traditional surgery.

Benefits of da Vinci® assisted lobectomy can include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter chest tube duration
  • Less or similar rate of blood loss and/or transfusions
  • Smaller incisions for less scarring

Patient Stories

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“I found Dr. Briscoe through an email that was sent by the McLaren Port Huron hospital saying that she was starting her practice and was looking for new patients. Upon arrival for my first appoi...

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“Dr. Michael Samalik has always treated me in a professional, caring manner and he takes time to answer all my questions. Last November when I had to go into the hospital to receive a pacemaker ...

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“We have been patients of Dr. Tackabury for more than 10 years and we never have had a bad experience at the office with scheduling, or with the staff. Dr. Tackabury has always shown concern for...

See All Patient Stories

Events

cancer care

Kids Kicking Cancer

1080 Harrington Blvd.
Mount Clemens

cancer care

Caregivers Support Group

Isabella County Commission on Aging
2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant

cardiology, diabetes services, heart failure, mens health, pulmonary, senior services, stroke services, vascular surgery, womens health

Heart to Heart Support Group - McLaren Port Huron

1320 Washington Avenue
Port Huron

cancer care, rehabilitation

BASE Exercise Class for Cancer patients and Survivors

1080 Harrington Blvd
Ted B Wahby Cancer Center, Conference Room
Mount Clemens
See All Events

The Latest From McLaren Health Care

News

Building A Healthier Lapeer

Investing in the Lapeer Region's health and community McLaren Lapeer Region (MLR) is investing in the community by building at three-sto...

Read More

McLaren Central Michigan Nationally Recognized for Straight ‘A’s in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, today announced the fal...

Read More

McLaren makes $28M Investment in West Branch

Emergency Department/Medical Office Building Opens November 7 th McLaren is proud to announce the opening of their new medical office building loc...

Read More