Thoracic surgery is surgery performed on organs and tissues in the chest cavity, such as the lungs or esophagus. Sometimes medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or unable to ease your symptoms. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your thoracic condition, da Vinci® surgery may be an option for you. Our board certified surgeons at St.Vincent are using the da Vinci Surgical System to treat conditions of the thymus gland by removing it, called a Thymectomy.
Robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option that is commonly used for thoracic procedures. It is an innovative, state-of-the-art surgical platform that is solely controlled and operated by your surgeon. Patients who choose this less invasive da Vinci-assisted procedure experience the following benefits:
Read more about the benefits and outcomes from da Vinci® surgery.
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