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A 55-year-old female asked:

How long oy a surgery to take a lung out with lung cancer?

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Depends: The surgery would depend on several individual factors. Anatomy and tumor location can significantly alter the difficulty of the surgery.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Variable: Size location wedge/ lobectomy /or pneumonectomy open versus vats technique but 2-4 hours usually covers the contingencies.

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