Dylewski Technique
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Get to Know Dr. Mark Dylewski

Dr. Mark Dylewski is director of thoracic and robotic surgery at Baptist Health South Florida. He is an innovator whose minimally invasive techniques often lead to better outcomes and quicker surgical recoveries for his patients.

He is best known for the “Dylewski Technique,” a procedure he helped pioneer using advanced robotics to remove parts of a diseased lung without cutting or spreading the ribs.

Dylewski treats patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer and pleural mesothelioma, some of whom can benefit immensely from this type of treatment procedure. He has trained younger surgeons to follow in his footsteps.

The Miami Cancer Institute, which is part of Baptist Health South Florida, created a cardiac and thoracic surgery branch in 2009, moving Dylewski into a leadership role.

He is a firm believer in multidisciplinary treatment for mesothelioma that often includes a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy.

Specialties of Dr. Mark Dylewski

  • Dylewski Technique
  • Robotic pulmonary surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Thoracic surgery
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Dr. Mark Dylewski’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Institute for Thoracic Surgery, Miami
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • University of California Medical Center-Davis East Bay (Residency)
  • Albany Medical College, New York (Fellowship)
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (MD)

Awards and Other Recognitions

  • Florida Top Doctors
  • Clinical Robotic Surgical Association (Founding member)
  • American College of Surgeons (Member)
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club (Member)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery (Member)

Publications of Dr. Mark Dylewski

  • Dylewski, M.R., Lazzaro, R.S. (2012, December 24). Robotics — The answer to the Achilles’ heel of VATS pulmonary resection. Chinese Journal of Cancer Research.
  • Dylewski, M.R. et al. (2011). Pulmonary Resection Using a Total Endoscopic Robotic Video-Assisted Approach. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • Ninan, M., Dylewski, M.R. (2010). Total port-access robot-assisted pulmonary lobectomy without utility thoracotomy. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.