Lobectomy Lung Cancer Treatment in Port Jefferson
Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women and is also the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Treating lung cancer can be very complex, but a common procedure utilized by Dr. Gregory Brevetti during this process is the minimally invasive lobectomy.
Meet Dr. Brevetti
Dr. Gregory Brevetti has been board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery since 2001. With over 20 years of experience in thoracic surgery, patients throughout Long Island seek out Dr. Brevetti when they’re in need of a lobectomy. If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer and require surgery, a minimally invasive lobectomy performed by Dr. Brevetti might be an option for you. Call our office today to schedule an appointment in Port Jefferson at (631) 353-0909 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
What Is a Lobectomy?
Individuals who have been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer and are recommended for surgery will often speak with Dr. Brevetti about the possibility of undergoing a lobectomy. This procedure involves the surgical removal of cancerous tissue from the lungs and is associated with very low risks if performed using minimally invasive technologies such as the da Vinci® surgical system.
During a lobectomy, Dr. Brevetti will begin by making a few small incisions under the ribs before proceeding to insert a small video camera and surgical instruments into these new incisions. Guided through the surgery by the images on the computer monitor, Dr. Brevetti will work carefully to remove the tumor or affected tissue from the lung. Once all target areas have been addressed and clean margins are made, the surgical site will be scanned for any signs of bleeding before the patient’s incisions are closed and the surgery is completed.
What Are the Benefits of da Vinci® Lobectomy?
A da Vinci® lobectomy offers many benefits over traditional versions of this particular surgery, including:
- Less post-surgery pain
- A shorter hospital stay
- Lower chance of complications
- Less blood loss
Schedule an Appointment in Port Jefferson
To learn more about minimally invasive treatments for lung cancer, please contact Dr. Gregory Brevetti to schedule a consultation. New patients may call our office in Port Jefferson at (631) 353-0909, or submit a request online through our secure form. Dr. Brevetti sees patients from throughout Suffolk County and all of Long Island.