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Advanced Diagnostic Technology

Memorial's thoracic surgeons perform minimally invasive, technologically advanced diagnosis and staging procedures that can reduce the need for invasive surgery and help your physicians detect cancer and other conditions earlier. These include Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Esophageal Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB). These technologies help your doctors better find and treat tumors in your lungs or esophagus, even if they're very small.

The thoracic team also uses a combination of other diagnostic technologies, which may include CT, PET or MRI scans.

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), robot-assisted surgery and CyberKnife® surgical system are some of the technologically advanced treatment tools our thoracic surgeons use to treat cancerous and benign chest conditions. These minimally invasive procedures provide similar outcomes to traditional surgery, but with smaller incisions and faster, easier recoveries.

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is a treatment option your multidisciplinary treatment team may choose to use in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiation or other treatments to best fight your cancer or illness.