With an estimated 1 million new lung cancer cases per year among males and 400,000 cases per year among females, lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, and the leading cause of cancer-related death, accounting for 1.18 million cancer deaths per year.

Thoracic surgery at MAMSURG utilizes a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach in the treatment of lung cancer using both traditional and, more recently, minimally invasive techniques and VATS lobectomy for surgical removal. We also have direct referral system for treatment with Cyberknife tumor ablation (removal) program where early stage lung cancer can be treated with radiofrequency ablation as an alternative to conventional treatment for patients who are not suited for surgical removal of the tumor. ( Please refer to Minimally Invasive Surgery )

The Division of Thoracic surgery performs the following resections for lung cancer:
• Lobectomy, pneumonectomy, segmentectomy, wedge resection
• Sleeve lobectomy
• Carinal resection, carinal pneumonectomy
• Tracheal resection
• Resection of superior sulcus tumors
• Chest wall resection
• Tumors involving the superior vena cava or the left atrium

Comprehensive Care for Lung Disorders
In addition to lung cancer, our surgeons treat a variety of other diseases of the lung, including:
• Pulmonary nodules (small masses in the lungs): Because lung nodules could be early   evidence of lung cancer, they need to be accurately diagnosed and treated. After    appropriate evaluation, our surgeons can perform video assisted thoracoscopic surgery--a    minimally invasive surgical procedure--to treat pulmonary nodules in some patients.
• Pleural effusion (excess fluid around the lungs): We can use a video assisted thoracoscopic   surgical technique to prevent fluid from coming back (pleurodesis).
• Pneumothorax (collapsed lung): When a patient's lung collapses more than once, video    assisted thoracoscopic surgery is performed to prevent it from happening again.
• Clots in the lung: Usually clots are treated with anticoagulation, but when a clot is large or    took place over a long period of time there are surgical procedures to remove them and    restore lung function.

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The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System


The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively and with sub-millimeter accuracy.

This state of the art technology is used to treat various types of tumors of the lung and prostate safely and non-invasively.

The surgeons of MAMSURG coordinate access to qualified and ideal candidates.  This treatment is offered in Haverford PA, through an affiliation with Crozer Chester Medical Center.


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