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When is open lung surgery required?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Work in progress!

Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means.
Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach.

In brief: Work in progress!

Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means.
Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach.
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