Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery treats conditions affecting your chest (thorax), including the lungs, chest wall, diaphragm and thymus. We frequently use robotic surgical technologies offering a high degree of precision and quicker, gentler recovery.
Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic London

Thoracic surgery is a common treatment for cancers, benign growths and other issues affecting your chest organs. At Cleveland Clinic London, we perform many of these procedures using robotic surgical technologies. We are one of the most experienced robotic-assisted programmes in the U.K., so you can count on us for exceptional care and outcomes.

About Robotic-Assisted Chest Surgery

This method uses robotic surgical technologies to carry out procedures through small (keyhole) incisions. Thoracic surgeons guide the robot’s every move using a computer console. The robot’s sophisticated technology mimics the surgeon’s hand and wrist movements with the utmost precision. Find out more about robotic surgery.

Cleveland Clinic London is among a select few U.K. programmes with expertise in robotic-assisted lung surgery. We perform a high volume of procedures, including operations for rare and advanced lung conditions.

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Robotic Thoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic London: Why Choose Us?

You receive services from internationally recognised thoracic (lung and airway) surgeons. Our experience from regularly treating common and complex chest conditions helps you receive the best possible care.

Highlights of our programme include:

  • Best-in-class technology: Thoracic surgeons use the best available robotic surgery technologies, such as the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. It enables us to gently manoeuvre around your ribs and other delicate tissue. The system also provides highly magnified 3D, high-definition views that help surgeons target the treatment area.
  • Coordinated services: Consultant thoracic surgeons oversee every aspect of your care. We frequently collaborate with other Cleveland Clinic London consultants to tailor lung cancer treatment plans. From initial consultation through recovery, we arrange all the services you need so you can focus on healing.
  • Personalised care: We only recommend surgery if it’s necessary. Consultants carefully consider all your options, such as navigational bronchoscopy. This involves sliding a thin, flexible tube down your airway. GPS-like technology enables us to access and treat issues deep within your lungs.
  • Quick access: We see you promptly so you can start feeling better sooner. If additional testing is necessary to plan your procedure, it’s available on-site from other trusted consultants. Some people have surgery shortly after their initial evaluation. Get started by calling +44 20 3423 7500.

Second Opinions and Virtual Consultations

People from all over the world seek second opinions at Cleveland Clinic London. If you are considering surgery, our consultants can review your case. We offer expert recommendations, including whether robotic chest surgery is appropriate. We often provide second opinions through virtual visits.

Benefits of Robotic Chest Surgery

Our programme has four thoracic surgeons and one surgical robot. If you are eligible for a robotic-assisted procedure, you won’t have to wait long for the services you need.

Benefits of robotic thoracic surgery include:

  • Lung-sparing procedures that treat lung disease while removing the minimum necessary amount of tissue.
  • Ability to navigate essential blood vessels, so there’s less bleeding.
  • Gentler operations that do not require spreading the ribs open, minimising disruption to nearby healthy tissue.
  • Quicker, more comfortable recovery that starts in our intensive care unit.
  • Shorter hospital stay and faster return to daily activities.
  • Less scar tissue, which helps you avoid discomfort and restricted chest movement.
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Types of Robotic-Assisted Lung Surgery

We use robotic thoracic surgery to perform:

Learn More About Robotic Chest Surgery

Contact us or call +44 20 3370 9727 for more information about robotic lung surgery.

We make it easier to access expert care in the U.K. Read more about payment information, including options for self-pay and private medical insurance. If you are coming to us from another country, learn more about coordination available through Global Patient Services.

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