After your doctor makes a diagnosis of lung cancer and determines the stage (extent) of the cancer, treatment options will be explored with the goal to destroy the cancer and prevent it from spreading.
Surgery is one of the options to treat the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer. You may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic surgery, which offers numerous benefits over a traditional open surgery.
Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgical system provides your doctor with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The surgery is performed through tiny incisions between the ribs, avoiding a large incision and the possibility of having the ribs spread.
Benefits of robotic assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Lower rate of complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Faster return to normal life activities
Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.