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A lung resection is a surgical procedure to remove a portion of a diseased lung.
The treatment is used for conditions such as:
Boston Children's Hospital was the first pediatric hospital to acquire a surgical robot. Today, surgeons use the technology for many procedures and perform more pediatric robotic surgeries on more children than any other hospital in the world.
Robotic surgery has transformed the lung resection procedure — it significantly reduces the size of the incision our surgeons make size, as well as reduces patients’ pain, length of hospitalization, recuperation time and risk of infection.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”