Nashville Lung Surgery continues to build a Thoracic Robotics program, now using the latest da Vinci Xi Robotic system at Saint Thomas West Hospital.

“This minimally-invasive technology allows us to perform complex procedures with less recovery time, pain and surgical trauma for our patients,” said Nashville Lung Surgery’s Mathew Ninan, M.D. “This technology also allows for high definition 3D visualization for more precise surgeries.”

Ninan has personally trained the Thoracic Robotics OR team at Saint Thomas West, following the protocols used at Baylor Heart Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This specially-trained team provides safe and seamless experiences for all patients.

With the da Vinci Xi Robot, Nashville Lung Surgery is able to perform advanced thoracic robotic procedures, including: lung resections for lung cancer; mediastinal and chest wall lesion removal; foregut surgery, such as robotic laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairs and anti-reflux procedures, like the Linx magnet procedure. As our Thoracic Robotics program continues, Nashville Lung Surgery will be performing esophagectomy with a total port access approach, to avoid the traditional open surgery.

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