Loki Skylizard MD FCCP is a thoracic surgeon in Springfield, Missouri specializing in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. Dr. Skylizard uses modern thoracic surgical practices including a dedicated team approach to thoracic surgical care, minimally invasive techniques, and multi-modality pain management. .
When appropriate, Dr. Skylizard employs next generation technologies, including endoscopy, laparoscopy, advanced bronchoscopy, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), and robotic thoracic surgery. These techniques can provide patients with significantly decreased Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose (MEDD) requirement, shorter duration of post-operative chest tube, shorter average Length Of Stay (LOS), and quicker recovery. It is not uncommon for appropriate thoracic surgery patients undergoing anatomic lung resection with complete node dissection to be discharged home on post-operative day one