Top physicians and staff work collaboratively to diagnose and treat patients with lung diseases and respiratory disorders, including, but not limited to, lung cancer, lung nodules, Mesothelioma and pulmonary fibrosis. An oncology nurse navigator works closely with you and your physician to schedule all necessary diagnostic testing in order to expedite the rapid resolution of any abnormal findings. Some of the most advanced technology offered by the lung center includes:
- Thoracic MRI
- High resolution CT scans
- Interventional radiology
- Video assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS)
- Advanced thoracic surgery
- EBUS – The Coliseum Cancer Center is the first facility in the area to implement Endobronchial Ultra Sound (EBUS). EBUS is a lung cancer diagnosis technique allowing CT surgeons and pulmonologists to diagnose lung cancer by visualizing lymph nodes and surrounding vessels in real-time, via ultrasound, while simultaneously viewing the endoscopic image. It is a minimally invasive procedure that has proven highly effective. Patients recover quickly and generally go home on the same day of the procedure.