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What is the recovery time on lung cancer lobectomy?

What is the recovery time on lung cancer lobectomy?

Depends on approach: Generally recovery time after minimally invasive lobectomy either by vats or robot is fairly fast, 2-3 weeks before back to baseline. Longer for traditional open surgery. ...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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Severe post lobectomy pain ?

Severe post lobectomy pain
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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 question. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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