What is Left lower lung lobectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Lung lobectomy

See also: Bronchial sleeve lobectomy Left upper lung lobectomy Right lower lung lobectomy Right middle lung lobectomy Right upper lung lobectomy

A lobectomy is a type of lung surgery in which one lobe of a lung is removed. The right lung has 3 lobes, and the left lung has 2 lobes. This type of surgery may be done in lung cancer, tuberculosis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, or other conditions that affect the lung.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 6 1
Lung cancer 2 0
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 1
Unclassified carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Left lower lung lobectomy

Side effect Patients
Shortness of breath with exertion 3
Chest pain 1
Low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia) 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Numbness 1
Soreness 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Stopped having Left lower lung lobectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Left lower lung lobectomy.