Lung Cancer Surgery

A surgical procedure to remove all or part of a lung to remove cancerous cells in the tissue is Lung Cancer Surgery.

Cost of Lung Cancer Surgery in Delhi NCR
Procedure Name
Minimum Price
Maximum Price
Lung Cancer Surgery
180000.0
220000.0

Lung Cancer Surgery Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Ne...
Surgical Oncologist in Medanta Gurgaon
Rajeev Agarwal
Surgical Oncology
Kanchan Kaur
Surgical Oncology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Surgical Oncologist in BLK Hospital
Pankaj Kumar Pande
Surgical Oncology
Juhi Agrawal
Surgical Oncology
J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india
NABH 
JCI 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Dermatology, EN...
Surgical Oncologist in Artemis Gurgaon
Durgatosh Pandey
Surgical Oncology
Neelesh Jain
Surgical Oncology
Near New Ashok Nagar Metro Station, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi, 110096, India
NABH 
NABL 
UICC 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Gynecologic Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemato Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, ...
Surgical Oncologist in Dharamshila
Niranjan Naik
Surgical Oncology
Deepak Singhal
Surgical Oncology
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Surgical Oncologist in Fortis Gurgaon
Vedant Kabra
Surgical Oncology
Pushpinder Gulia
Surgical Oncology
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Surgical Oncologist in Apollo Delhi
Rajinder Kaur Saggu
Surgical Oncology
Vikram Prathap Singh
Surgical Oncology
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, P...
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Endocrinology, Neurology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Dental Surgery, Laparoscopic S...
Surgical Oncologist in Primus Hospital Delhi
Ramesh Bishnoi
Surgical Oncology
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Surgical Oncologist in Fortis Noida
Jalaj Baxi
Surgical Oncology
A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology...
Surgical Oncologist in Fortis Shalimar Bagh
Ajay Mehta
Surgical Oncology
Mandeep Singh Malhotra
Surgical Oncology

Description

A surgical procedure to remove all or part of a lung to remove cancerous cells in the tissue is Lung Cancer Surgery.

An incision is made on one side of the chest (thorax) to access the lung. After the cut is made between the ribs, all or part of the lung is removed depending on the location, size, and type of lung cancer that is present.

The types of lung surgery are

  • Wedge resection - eliminating the cancerous cells in the lung tissue along with the healthy tissues which surround them
  • Lobectomy - removal of any part of the lung
  • Pneumonectomy - removal of the lung
  • Sleeve resection -  removal of a section of trachea or bronchus and the affected lung tissue
Indication

The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse
  • Coughing up blood or rust-colour sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Chest pain that often becomes worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing
  • Hoarseness in the voice
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that do not go away or keep coming back
  • Abnormal exhalation
Pre-Procedure

Before the surgery, the surgeon will recommed

  • Pulmonary function tests to check if the patient will have enough healthy lung tissue left after surgery
  • Spirometry and measurement of diffusing capacity for CO (DLco). These two represent function of different lung compartments.
  • Other tests check the function of the heart and other organs

The surgeon will check if the cancer has already spread to the lymph nodes between the lungs. This is often done just before surgery with mediastinoscopy, a process to get a visual of the thoracic cavity. 

During-Procedure

Lung Cancer Surgery is generally performed by an experienced surgical oncologist, under general anesthesia. It usually takes about 3 to 5 hours to perform the procedure.

Open Surgery

  • A cut is made on one side of the chest (thorax) during a procedure known as thoracotomy. This approach avoids areas in the chest that contain the heart and the spinal cord.
  • In Pneumonectomy, entire organ is removed. This might be needed if the tumor is close to the centre of the chest.
  • In Lobectomy, the entire lobe containing the tumour(s) is removed. This is often the preferred type of operation for non-small cell lung cancer.
  • In Segmentectomy or Wedge Resection, only a part of a lobe is removed. This approach might be used if a person doesn’t have enough lung function for the removal of the whole lobe.
  • Sleeve Resection is used to treat some cancers in large airways in the lungs. The sleeve resection would be like cutting across the sleeve above and below the stain and then sewing the cuff back onto the shortened sleeve. A surgeon may be able to do this operation instead of a pneumonectomy to preserve more lung function.
  • Nearby lymph nodes are checked for possible spread of the cancer.

Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

  • Smaller incisions are made in the thoracic region.
  • Through these incisions, a thin, rigid tube with a tiny video camera on the end is placed through a small cut in the side of the chest to help the surgeon see inside the chest on a TV monitor.
  • One of the incisions is enlarged if a lobectomy or pneumonectomy is done to allow the specimen to be removed.
Post-Procedure

After surgery for lung cancer, the patient is monitored in intensive care (ICU) for a couple of days. 

After shifting out of ICU, the nurses and physiotherapists will get the patient moving about as soon as possible, perform breathing exercises and leg exercises to prevent complications, such as blood clots in the legs or chest infections.

Regular chest X-rays are done to make sure the patient can breathe well.

In most cases, the patient will be ready to go home in about 10 days after the lung removal and 5 to 7 days after the lobectomy.

Risk and Complication

Lung cancer surgery is a complicated procedure. Possible risks include

  • Excess bleeding 
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Wound infections
  • Pneumonia 
  • Breathing problems
  • Vocal chord issues
     
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