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Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute

Lung Cancer


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Lung Cancer Surgery

Treatment plans for early-stage lung cancer often include surgical removal of the tumor. Working with your treatment team, our surgical oncologists determine what surgery is necessary and the safest approach.

Our lung cancer surgeons have performed an increasing number of lung cancer surgeries every year since 2005, serving as the major provider of surgical lung cancer care in Lancaster County.

Advanced surgical techniques offer advantages

We use the latest techniques that offer several advantages, including faster healing, better outcomes, and shorter, easier follow-up therapy.

  • Segmental or wedge resection—removal of a small part of the lung
  • Sleeve resection—removal of a piece of bronchus, or air passage, and reattachment of the lung to the remaining air passage
  • Lobectomy—removal of a lobe of the lung
  • Pneumonectomy—removal of an entire lung

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