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Thoracic Oncology

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery surgeons offer extensive expertise in Thoracic Oncology (cancers of the Chest). Our surgeons have trained in major cancer centers. Patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastasis, chest wall neoplasms, and other diseases of the chest receive state-of-the-art care at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances. The newest advances in cancer medicine as well as minimally invasive (such as video assisted thoracoscopy) approaches to their cures are a passion of our physicians.

ENB - New Minimally Invasive Procedure Aids in Diagnosing and Planning Treatment for Lung Cancer

The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital now offers a new procedure called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung.

Our facility is one of the first in the area to provide the superDimension® i•Logic™ System as an option for patients who have learned they have a hard-to-reach lesion on their lung. The ENB procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter-based system that uses the patient’s natural airways to access lesions that were previously hard to reach. Typically a patient with a spot on their lung had the options of major surgery to remove a section of the lung, bronchoscopy (which does not reach lesions deep in the lung), needle biopsy, or watchful waiting.

The ENB procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting and its unique approach may increase the chances that a patient will safely get a diagnosis and begin treatment, if needed.

We are pleased to offer a minimally-invasive alternative for patients who have a lesion on their lung that is hard to reach or cannot tolerate a more invasive procedure. This is an option that will help many patients.

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