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What is the difference between lobectomy and pneumonectomy

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Can change: To hypothyroid. Your doctor should periodically monitor your thyroid with blood work.

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Which lobe?: Are you referring to lung, liver, or thyroid? All surgeries involve certain risks. This is where a little homework goes a long ways. Find a surgeon ... Read More
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Which lobe?: Are you referring to brain, lung, liver, or thyroid? All surgeries involve certain risks. This is where a little homework goes a long ways. Find a s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Variety: Actually the vast majority of patients do not suffer any complications. Most patients will have some degree of post op pain and some will be on oxygen... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Depends: depends on how good your other lung is. One would expect to have less exercise capacity but how much you notice this depends on how your lung function... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
A mistake?: Frontal lobotomy, a procedure rarely perfomed in which the frontal lobe of the brain is removed. A lobectomy generally refers to removal of one lobe ... Read More
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Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Good prognosis: Prognosis in lung cancer depends on a variety of factors. The overall 5-year survival rate for people with stage 1 lung cancer is 60 to 80%. Recent st... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Most do: Most liver resections are done at high volume centers in the us by surgical oncologists or transplant surgeons. The centers are required to track the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
You can't: treat it yourself, see your doctor ASAP for an evaluation.
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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Talk to doctor: Most thyroid nodules are benign. There are some features on an ultrasound that are more, or less, consistent with cancer. A needle biopsy may detect... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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What kind?: There are several different kinds of lobectomy: liver, thyroid, or lung. If you can be a little more specific we would be happy to answer your questi... Read More

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