Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
A minimally invasive approach to biopsy, diagnose and stage lung cancer.
Our physicians perform biopsy, diagnosis and staging of lung cancer using the latest minimally invasive procedure called endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).
In the past, to perform lung cancer biopsy an inpatient surgical procedure called mediastinoscopy was required. During mediastinoscopy, a series of incisions are made in the chest under general anesthesia and the physician inserts a bronchoscope (a thin, lighted, flexible tube) to collect tissue samples.
Now, through EBUS, our physicians can achieve the same, accurate
results using a convenient minimally invasive diagnostic procedure performed on
an outpatient basis. Our physicians and medical staff have completed
specialized training to bring this advanced procedure to the community.