Thoracic Surgery

Lobectomy for Stage I Lung Cancers

Lung Resection, Postoperative Median Length of Stay

2018

Many of the procedures Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons perform can be done using both open and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques. The use of VATS or robotic techniques is associated with less postoperative pain, a shorter length of stay, and a faster return to normal activities.

VATS = video-assisted thoracic surgery

In 2018, the use of VATS/Robotic procedures reduced the length of stay for patients who had a wedge resection.