Lung Cancer Treatment & Surgery

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Lung Caner Treatment & Surgery

Houston Methodist’s experts collaborate to offer you the most advanced options in lung cancer treatment, including minimally invasive procedures, immunotherapy and targeted therapies. Our goal is to provide effective treatments, while preserving healthy tissue and cells.


We provide advanced lung cancer care at seven locations across the Greater Houston area, allowing you or your loved one to receive treatment close to home or work.

Why Choose Houston Methodist for Lung Cancer Treatment

We provide the most progressive treatments available to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.


The benefits of choosing our lung cancer care team include:

  • A team of specialists who work together to design individualized care plans based on your specific cancer and unique needs
  • Thoracic surgeons who specialize in performing the latest minimally invasive robotic procedures, often resulting in less pain, fewer complications, reduced hospital stays and faster recovery
  • Cutting-edge robotic bronchoscopy offers minimally invasive biopsies for small lung nodules 
  • Radiation oncologists who are experts in the most advanced radiation therapies, which allows us to precisely target your tumor and limit radiation exposure

Access to Cutting-Edge Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

We provide our patients the unique opportunity to participate in lung cancer clinical trials that involve medications and therapies that are often unavailable outside of research settings. We offer access to these clinical trials at our seven locations across the Greater Houston area. Learn more >

Lung Cancer Treatment Options We Offer

Depending on the type and stage of lung cancer, as well as any specific features of the particular cancer, your care team may use one or more of the following lung cancer treatment options:

  • Surgery
    • Wedge resection – removal of the tumor and a wedge-shaped piece of the lung
    • Segmentectomy – removal of a small part of the lung where the tumor is located
    •  Lobectomy or sleeve lobectomy – removal of the lobe with cancer
    •  Pneumonectomy – removal of the lung
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery – a minimally invasive surgical technique using a small incisions and special instruments
  • Radiation therapy
    • Brachytherapy
    • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
    • 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery – restores the structure and function of areas affected by lung cancer and/or lung cancer treatment

SBRT Cancer Treatment

Houston Methodist radiation oncologist Andrew Farach, MD, describes the benefits of stereotactic body radiation therapy as a lung cancer treatment.

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