Middle lobe lung cancer

candyq Member Posts: 1

Has anyone had a tumor in the middle lobe and had successful VATS surgery?  I have had two doctors tell me it can be done but I saw a local surgeon who said he thought iit was doubtful.  My oncologist is sending me to a better surgeon this week at a large teaching hospital.  No lymph nodes are involved at this time.


  • Katmar
    Katmar Member Posts: 55
    edited February 2018 #2
    Many people have had

    Many people have had sucessful VATS done on middle lobes. You need to see a surgeon who specializes in VATS. Getting it done at a teaching hospital is a good idea, as they have some of the best doctors in the country. If you can get into a cancer center of a large teaching hospital, that would be great. VATS is becoming a routine surgery at many large hospitals and the recovery is much quicker. Best of luck to you!