Heart & Vascular Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Pulmonary Resection, Volume
2014 – 2018
Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 337 pulmonary resections in 2018.
Pulmonary Resection, Distribution by Type
2018, N = 337
Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons use video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic techniques when appropriate to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. An open approach is sometimes the best treatment option for patients who require a pulmonary resection.
In 2018, VATS and robotic procedures were used in 81% (N = 273) of pulmonary resections performed at Cleveland Clinic.
|Procedure Type||OPEN - N||OPEN - %||VATS/robotic - N||VATS/robotic - %|
VATS = video-assisted thoracic surgery