Saint Francis Hospital offers robotic-assisted thoracic procedures as an alternative to conventional surgery. The benefits of robotic surgery are numerous, and patients avoid the blood loss, pain and scarring that typically corresponds with a traditional thoracic procedure. Robotic thoracic surgery greatly enhances the surgeon's visualization of the operative field, precision and control compared to the traditional "open" surgery approach.
With the use of robotic surgery, thymectomy (removal of the thymus – a small organ in the upper chest area) and other potentially traumatic procedures can be performed through one- to two-centimeter incisions, without spreading or cutting the breastbone or ribs, thus minimizing many of the uncomfortable drawbacks of surgery.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a physician, please call 918-488-6688.