Lung Lobe Removal for Pets - Lake Geneva WI

Lung lobe removal is most commonly done due to lung cancer or severe infections. We at the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital use Laparoscopy to assist in the removal of the affected lung. This allows for smaller incisions and staging of the cancer prior to completing this very difficult surgery. The lungs are first visualized to check for more involved disease and to ensure proper placement of the incision to be used for lung removal. Because lung lobe removal must be done between the ribs, it is imperative that the incision is placed correctly. Laparoscopic visualization often eliminates having to “spread” the ribs and greatly reduces post-op pain.