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Lung Surgery

Lung Surgery

Lung surgery is surgery to repair or remove lung tissue. Common lung surgeries include:

  • Lobectomy, to remove one or more lobes of a lung
  • Wedge resection, to remove part of a lobe in a lung
  • Pneumonectomy, to remove a lung
  • Surgery to remove an infection or blood in the chest cavity
  • Surgery to remove small balloon-like tissues that cause lung collapse
  • Biopsy of an unknown growth.