Lung Surgery Recovery in Days Rather Than Weeks

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     The University of Kansas Health System is one of just three places in the nation providing a specialized lung cancer surgery that speeds recovery to as little as two days.  Dr. Nirmal Veeramachaneni (VEER-a-ma-chan-e-ni) places a small tube in the abdomen and creates only one incision in the lung, then removes tumors.  Despite using only one incision, the procedure…called uniport…has produced lifesaving outcomes for patients. 

       In the, video patient Nancy Durant talks about her experience with the surgery, and Dr. Veeramachaneni explains the benefits of the uniport approach.  The interviews are followed by video of the doctor and patient interacting and then doctor performing the uniport surgery (on another patient, not Nancy Durant).