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Robotic-Assisted Lung Surgery Could Improve Patient Outcomes

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Complete robotic-assisted lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) to remove emphysematous tissue was successfully performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The robotic procedure allows the surgeon to precisely remove the diseased portions of the lungs. During the robotic LVRS, a surgeon with specialized training in robotic surgery sits at the computer console and looks through the stereoscopic, high-definition (HD) monitor to see inside the patient, giving the surgeon a better, more detailed 3D view of the operating area than the human eye can offer. The tower, which is positioned...Read full article

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