Top
20
Doctor insights on: Left Lower Lobectomy

Share
1

1
I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

Hopefully VATS: Vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery should be offered to nearly all patients with stage i lung cancer, as it leads to less pain faster recovery. Ask your surgeon for a minimally invasive lobectomy! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Ghulam Abbas
59 doctors shared insights

Lobectomy (Definition)

The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of ...Read more


2

2
Can you go back home after a left temporal lobectomy?

Can you go back home after a left temporal lobectomy?

The brain has: Temporal lobes on each side, and the region may be associated with speech and word finding. You surely can leave the hospital, but I do not know your 'ability' to walk and function, and what your home situation is. The operation and procedure are onlypart of the story... ...Read more

3

3
Could i go into the medical field after a left temporal lobectomy?

Could i go into the medical field after a left temporal lobectomy?

Why NOT??: There are many areas of medical care that need new personel, and you likely could make numerous contributions. Some education is more arduous than others, but a vocational counselor could point you in the direction appropriate to your skills and current intellect. ...Read more

5

5
I had a right lower lobe lobectomy 10 weeks ago and have been struggling with asthma since. Two rounds of steroids have not knocked it out. Thoughts?

I had a right lower lobe lobectomy  10 weeks ago and have been struggling with asthma since.  Two rounds of steroids have not knocked it out. Thoughts?

Reason: Depends. Anatomic lung resection/lobectomy, is often for lung cancer. Depending on remaining pulmonary reserve, not uncommon to have sensation of short of breath after surgery. In addition, patients with lung cancer often have other injuries to their lungs from smoking. Numerous factors may be causing your symptoms. Recommend discuss with surgeon and pulmonologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I have been having dysphagia and midsternal chest pain. Just had a left thyroid lobectomy 4 days ago. Lortab decreases the pain. Thoughts?

Anesthesia ; Surgery: Some medications used during induction of surgery can cause muscle pain, and should start to resolve within 7 days. Also, sometimes the surgeon needs to lean on your chest for proper positioning which can cause postoperative pain. The surgery also involves stretching many muscles in your neck which could account for the dysphagia. Nevertheless you should seek medical attention to confirm this. ...Read more

8

8
Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?

Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago.  Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer.  Ok to do to increase oxygen level?

By all means: I hope your surgery proves a long-term success and I am very pleased you are getting back into exercise. Whatever form you like is probably right for you. As a ringside physician myself, I wish you the best. ...Read more

9

9
What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.

What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.

Here are some ...: You should get in touch with your treating Doc to discuss the details of your concerns so to best benefit from medical care in considering the clinical complexity & severity of your illnesses. Online guessing & inquiring is definitely not sufficient to address what in mind through a 400-letter space. So, collect the onset, degree, duration, & progress of all your Sx and bring those to your Doc... ...Read more

10

10
My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

Could be recurrence: This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed. See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding. Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I take atrovent, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can i donate platelets?

I take atrovent, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer.  Can i donate platelets?

Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Severe post lobectomy pain ?

Severe post lobectomy pain
 ?

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 question. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How long does pain last after a lobectomy?

Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more

14

14
Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

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 surgeon and facility of good reputation and your risk should be reasonable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What is the definition or description of: lobectomy?

What is the definition or description of: lobectomy?

Partial lung removal: The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of one of these lobes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

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 temporarily. More serious complications are rare. ...Read more

17

17
What happens after a thyroid lobectomy?

What happens after a thyroid lobectomy?

Generally normal: Gnerally if only one lobe of the thyroid is removed the remaining lobe is able to make an adequate amount of thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. ...Read more

18

18
What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

Remove lobe: If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe is indicated. If your risk is low, some physicians just remove the diseased lobe and put you on full replacement thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

19

19
What's a frontal lobectomy?

What's a frontal lobectomy?

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 of the lung, none of which are frontal. ...Read more