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Thymectomy

If you have been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis or a mass on your thymus, your physician may recommend a thymectomy to remove your thymus.

As a treatment of myasthenia gravis, it is important to note that a thymectomy is not a cure. Rather, the procedure may increase your chance for remission and make the disease more manageable.

Robotic-Assisted Thymectomy

If you require a thymectomy, turn to the experienced and highly trained thoracic surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Our surgeons can perform this procedure using the da Vinci® robot. The advantages of robotic surgery over traditional surgery include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Improved pulmonary function