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Lung Cancer

A team approach is used at the Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute to treat lung (thoracic) cancer. World-renowned robotic surgeon, Farid Gharagozloo, MD FACS, and his team, works hand-in-hand with oncologists, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists at Celebration Health. Together, these cancer experts help aggressively treat several types of lung cancer to achieve the best results possible.

Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is among the top three most common cancers diagnosed in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that 650,000 of all Stage I cancers, however, remain undiagnosed in America. This means most new cases of cancer are discovered in the late stages, which greatly impacts survival rates.

As with most cancers, early detection and prompt treatment is the best predictor of a successful outcome. Luckily, advancements in screening techniques have increased early detection and treatment for better survival rates.

Treating Early-stage Lung Cancer

Robotic-assisted Lung Surgery

Lung cancer is classified in five stages of progression. Beginning with Stage 0 up  to Stage II, robotic-assisted surgery is one of the best options to cure your lung disease. A broad approach will be used. This can include a combination of surgery to remove diseased tissue, along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Some cancer tumors develop in areas that are difficult to access using traditional methods. Or, reaching them may demand large, highly invasive incisions that can be taxing on the body. Advances in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive lung surgery have helped address these challenges.

One of the most important criteria for success in robotic assisted surgery is the skill and experience of the surgeon. Dr. Gharagozloo and his expert Thoracic Surgery Program team are very skilled using these methods. Plus, robotic-assisted lung surgery can offer many advantages. They include smaller incisions, less pain and scarring and shorter recovery time.

Treating Late-stage Lung Cancer

In later stages, the lung cancer has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes in other parts of the body. This requires a multidisciplinary approach to find the right treatment for your specific situation. We work directly with top oncologists, radiologists and pulmonary specialists to determine the best approach for you.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation with our Oncology and Thoracic Surgery Program clinical care coordinator, call (407) 303-4877.