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St. Luke’s Global City Performs First Robotic Lung Resection

A team of robotic thoracic surgeons from St. Luke’s-Global City has recently performed the country’s first robotic lung resection on a 61-year-old female patient who was discovered to have a 3.5cm mass in the left upper lobe of her lungs.

The mass was suspected to be malignant after doing an extensive work-up, including a PET/CT scan. Using the third-generation Da Vinci Si surgical system, the only robotic surgical machine of its kind available in the Philippines, the St. Luke’s-Global City surgical team performed a resection of the left upper lobe of the lung with complete mediastinal lymph node dissection.