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Overview of Lung Surgery Options
Lung surgery involves an operation to enter your chest wall to obtain access to your lungs. There are a variety of reasons why you might need to have lung surgery. Some more common indications for surgery are evaluation and/or removal of a lung mass, a collapsed lung, infection in the lungs or lung cancer. There are two methods of obtaining the necessary access to your lungs for treatment of your disease or condition:
A full evaluation of your disease or condition will help your surgeon decide which surgery is best for you. There are also different types of surgery performed using these methods:
This information is provided by the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.