Safe and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Lung Cancer Center of CBMC is committed to providing the patients with the customized and standardized examination and treatment in a prompt manner. Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are not usually done by one doctor but often requires multidisciplinary cooperation. The Center aims to offer treatment tailored to individual patient in cooperation with Pulmonology, Chest Surgery, Radiology, Oncology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology.

Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery, Precise and Delicate Robotic Surgery

The rib cage protects both the heart and lungs and it consists of ribs and chest muscles. For this reason, visibility is low during thoracic surgery and the surgery itself is highly complicated. After the surgery, patients feel pain, experience a significant decline in lung function and have big scars on their chest. Pain of thoracotomy is usually 3 times greater that of laparotomy and the patients suffer from the lasting pain and decreased lung function longer for several months up to several years.

The staff performs minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. The thoracoscopic surgery allows a surgeon to insert a camera into chest through a small size (less than 2cm) incision between ribs and it is applied for complex surgical procedures including lobectomy, esophagectomy of esophageal cancer and thymectomy.

The staff performs minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. The thoracoscopic surgery allows a surgeon to insert a camera into chest through a small size (less than 2cm) incision between ribs and it is applied for complex surgical procedures including lobectomy, esophagectomy of esophageal cancer and thymectomy.

In recent years, the surgical team simultaneously performs operations not only for lung cancer but also for thymoma, liver cancer and stomach cancer that were found with or accompanied by lung cancer based on multidisciplinary cooperation and active application of minimally invasive surgical technique to facilitate faster recovery and innovative treatment.

Radio-Frequency oncothermia Targeting Cancer Cells

Radio-Frequency oncothermia is widely applied along with lung cancer surgery. oncothermia is the latest type of cancer treatment in which the primary or metastatic lesions are exposed to high temperatures, killing and destroying only cancer cells, while protecting normal tissues. Without the need for CT or MRI, it concentrates on cancer cells with its autofocus function, allowing more effective treatment. It also improves the patient's life quality during and after treatment, thanks to its painlessness and non-toxicity during treatment.