Lung Resection

A lung resection is a surgical procedure to remove a portion of a diseased lung.

The treatment is used for conditions such as:

  • a lung mass or infectious lesion
  • congenital lobar emphysema
  • congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation - A benign mass of abnormal lung tissue
  • broncho-pulmonary sequestration - When portions of your child’s lung do not have a normal connection to the rest of the lung and an adequate blood supply

Pioneering treatment

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.