Esophageal and Lung Disease

Pulmonary Resection

Pulmonary Resection: Volume

2017 – 2022

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 326 pulmonary resections in 2022.

Source: STS General Thoracic Surgery Database

Pulmonary Resection: Distribution by Type

2022, N = 326

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 need a pulmonary resection.

In 2022, a total of 93% of pulmonary resections performed at Cleveland Clinic were done using VATS and robotic techniques.

Procedure TypeVATS/Robotic (N)VATS/Robotic (%)Open (N)Open (%)

VATS = video-assisted thoracic surgery

Source: STS General Thoracic Surgery Database

Of all patients undergoing pulmonary resection in 2022, the majority received a lobectomy resection. The majority of those lobectomy resection surgeries used VATS and robotic techniques.