Thoracic Surgery

Our robotic technology is revolutionizing the way we handle lung surgery, among other conditions.

Surgery Overview

Our robotic technology creates a complete difference in the way the surgery is performed—the least invasive and most exacting technique to date. There’s less pain, faster recovery and a considerably shorter hospital stay.

  • We’ve been performing robotic lung procedures with the da Vinci Xi since 2015. Robotic surgeries for lobectomies, wedge resections and lung biopsies has increased 77 percent since then.
  • Our very own Dr. Solfelt has made this a leading program for North Memorial Health, and he ranks in the top 10 for these surgeries performed in the central United States.
  • Robotic procedures for lung cancer drastically reduce pain, hospital stay and recovery.

											

Surgical Options

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Lobectomy and Wedge Resection (Lung Cancer)

For removal of either a lobe or entire lung due to lung cancer. We are now often able to perform this surgery robotically, dramatically decreasing pain, recovery time and hospital stays.

Offered at:

  • North Memorial Health Hospital

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Navigational Bronchoscopies

This is a minimally invasive way to take biopsies of the lung. We use a scope with a camera, map out your lungs and take biopsies of any spots we notice.

Offered at:

  • North Memorial Health Hospital

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Thoracotomy

This surgery opens up the ribs to allow the surgeon to reach your esophagus, lungs, heart, thoracic aorta and even your anterior spine.

Offered at:

  • North Memorial Health Hospital

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Thoracic Surgery Options & Locations

This location treats thoracic surgery. Click to explore this care location.

North Memorial Health Hospital

North Memorial Health Hospital

North Memorial Health Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, which means our care teams can handle just about anything that comes through our doors, from appendectomies to vascular reattachments of limbs.

Thoracic surgeries offered at this location:

  • Lobectomy and Wedge Resection (Lung Cancer)
  • Navigational Bronchoscopies
  • Thoracotomy

North Memorial Health Hospital

North Memorial Health Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, which means our care teams can handle just about anything that comes through our doors, from appendectomies to vascular reattachments of limbs.

Thoracic surgeries offered at this location:

  • Lobectomy and Wedge Resection (Lung Cancer)
  • Navigational Bronchoscopies
  • Thoracotomy