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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

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Dr. Ghulam Abbas
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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