Life-Preserving Lung Cancer Surgery

Life-Preserving Lung Cancer Surgery

Watch an on-demand webcast from South Miami Hospital’s Center for Robotic Surgery.  Thoracic surgeon Mark Dylewski, M.D., will perform lung surgery to remove an early-stage lung cancer using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

The webcast is broadcast in both English and Spanish.  Viewers will see how complicated lung surgery that normally involves spreading the ribs has been made less invasive with the use of the robot.
 
“This is a relatively new technique for lung cancer removal that allows us to minimize trauma to the chest wall,” Dr. Dylewski said.  “Less trauma means a quicker recovery for the patient and fewer complications following the surgery.”
 
The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to access the lung through small incisions in the chest. The surgeon sits away from the operating table at a console, where he controls the arms of the robot with movements of his own hands and feet.  The robotic arms hold instruments, including a small camera, that are inserted into the body through the incisions.
 
Television personality Diane Magnum will join Dr. Dylewski during the webcast to help explain the highly complex surgery.  Additionally, viewers will hear from a patient who recently underwent the same surgery earlier in the year and found the quick recovery remarkable.

Dr. Dylewski, medical director of general thoracic surgery and robotic surgery for the Baptist Health Cardiac & Thoracic Surgical Group, is considered one of the country’s most experienced surgeons in the area of robotic thoracic surgery and serves as a clinical instructor for other thoracic surgeons who wish to learn robotic surgery.  He is Board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and has been involved in numerous clinical research projects in robotic surgery, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Dylewski will perform the robotic lung cancer surgery as part of Baptist Health South Florida’s effort to broadcast various surgeries and procedures on the web. 

Participants

Featuring:

Mark Dylewski, M.D.

Mark Dylewski, M.D.

Medical Director of General Thoracic Surgery and Robotic Surgery