Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery

In the early stages of lung cancer, your doctors at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center may recommend surgery to remove the tumor, the lung or a portion of the lung to prevent the cancer from spreading.

Individualized Lung Cancer Treatment

At Stephenson Center, Oklahoma’s only NCI-Designated Cancer Center, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of highly trained experts who specialize in lung cancer, thoracic surgery and cancer surgery to develop an individualized treatment plan designed to address your particular condition.

As part of your treatment plan and depending on the type and stage of disease, your Stephenson Cancer Center team may recommend chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy either before surgery or as a follow-up treatment option.

Lung & Thoracic Cancer Surgery

The optimal approach to surgery for lung and thoracic cancers depends on the size, stage and severity of the disease. For cancers classified as non-small cell that have not spread to other parts of the body, you and your Stephenson Cancer Center team may choose from a wide range of surgical procedures such as:

  • Bilobectomy – Removes a large area of the lung
  • Cryosurgery – Freezes and destroys the tumor
  • Esophagostomy – Removes cancerous tumor of the esophagus
  • Lobectomy – Removes a small portion of the lung
  • Lung removal
  • Lymph node removal

Minimally Invasive & Robotic-Assisted Surgery

After extensive evaluation, your Stephenson Cancer Center team may recommend a variety of standard (open) surgical techniques for your specific circumstances and will determine if you may benefit from minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery.

Many procedures require only a few small incisions, which can reduce scarring and the risk of infection while speeding your recovery. No matter which procedure fits your needs, you can rely on receiving top-quality care during lung cancer surgery or thoracic cancer surgery at Stephenson Cancer Center.

Learn more about lung cancer care at Stephenson Cancer Center, including clinical trials and personal attention for your cancer journey, as well as cancer surgery and additional surgery services at OU Health.

Your Expert Lung & Thoracic Cancer Surgery Team

Your expert lung and thoracic cancer surgery team at Stephenson Cancer Center includes board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons, lung cancer surgeons, thoracic cancer surgeons and other cancer specialists who also teach the next generation of surgeons at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Through their leadership and extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of lung and thoracic cancers, you’re sure to receive the highest level of care in the region.

Request an Appointment

Find out more about your options for lung and thoracic cancer surgery at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Call today at (405) 271-1112 or toll-free (855) 750-2273.
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