The General Surgeons at Core Physicians work closely with Core Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physicians to provide specialized procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, including:
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
This minimially invasive procedure uses ultrasound fitted on a bronchoscope (a thin, flexible tube) to study the airway and nearby organs. This can help with staging lung cancer and determining if it has spread.
Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB)
This technology uses a CT scan to create a 3D roadmap of the bronchial tubes, allowing better access and greater visualization of the lungs, and the ability to biopsy small nodules.
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
Minimally invasive technique using a tiny camera along with fine instruments to diagnose and treat problems within the chest.
A procedure using a thin scope to examine the upper chest area in front of the lungs which can be helpful in examining and testing lymph nodes.