What is lung sparing surgery? Is it done at MSK?

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Particularly with earlier stage cancers that are diagnosed based on screening or based on other tests that -- surgery always been the mainstay of treatment of early lung cancer but in the past, we've removed half a lung to treat even small cancers and now, we're innovating new techniques to not only perform surgeries less invasively without spreading the ribs or making big cuts. // There's a real focus on lung sparing techniques, what we call sublobar or lessen a lobe surgery such as removal of a segment of the lung to really preserve lung function, reduce complications.