A segmentectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the basic segment unit of the lung. It is a more difficult type of surgery to perform than a “wedge resection”. The goal is to balance the best possible surgery for the patient with maximizing the lung function after the surgery.
This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.