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Lung cancer surgery is performed to remove cancerous tissue. It is an option to treat lung cancer at stage I and II and sometimes at stage IIIA.

Four Types of Surgery Currently Used :

Wedge resection

Removes a small portion of the lung where the tumor is located and some of the healthy tissue along the edge (margin) of the tumor

Segmental resection

Removes a larger portion of the lung than a wedge resection, but not the entire lobe


Removes an entire lobe of one lung


Removes one entire lung

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Contact Us

If you are concerned about lung cancer or other lung diseases, please contact your physician to discuss ways to reduce your risk and whether or not you should be screened for cancer. If you do not have a physician, you may request a first time appointment with a member of our thoracic oncology team by calling 312-695-3800 or call our Physician Referral Service at 1-877-926-4664. You may also request a first time appointment online.

Last UpdateOctober 27, 2011


To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.