The term benign bronchial carcinoid is a misnomer. These tumors all have malignant potential but are usually very slow growing, hence the misuse of the adjective benign. Whether a lobectomy is required or bronchoscopic destruction of the tumor or some lesser type of surgery depends on the size, precise location and other features of any given tumor. These are rare tumors and unless you are at a large major medical center, your doctor probably has limited experience with this condition. A second opinion is advised but will only be as good as the experience of your consultant. Be CERTAIN to see one who is a known expert in this condition. Although it depends upon the specific case, in general most people who have lung surgery for this condition do well thereafter.