Introducing Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer

Memorial Hospital has just announced a new cancer-fighting technology for patients in Northeast Florida – minimally invasive robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for the early detection of lung cancer.

Dr. Dale Mueller, one of our Cardiothoracic Surgeons, will be one of the first physicians to be trained to use the new robot with patient cases beginning the week of December 7th.

This new robotic-assisted bronchoscopy technology will allow surgeons to make an earlier lung cancer diagnosis with greater accuracy. Unlike a traditional bronchoscopy, the robotic platform allows the physician to reach the entire lung safely and obtain tissue samples of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. It also has a lower risk for complications than traditional biopsy techniques.

Memorial Hospital is the first healthcare system in Northeast Florida and among the first hospitals in the U.S. to offer this technology.

Dr. Mueller appeared on the News 4 Jax Morning Show to discuss this new technology and performed a live demonstration at Memorial Hospital. To watch the full news interview online, click here.

 

At Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A., being at the forefront of innovation and technology is at the core of our mission and we are excited to be a part of bringing this advanced technology to patients in Northeast Florida.

 

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