Lehigh Regional Medical Center recently acquired the Endo Bronchial Ultra Sound, or EBUS.
The EBUS-TBNA system makes biopsies of the lungs, lymph nodes and respiratory tract safer, more accurate, less invasive and less costly than alternative methods.
Lehigh Regional is the only hospital in Southwest Florida with the EBUS technology. The closest facilities with the technology and physician expertise are in Miami and Tampa.
"For anyone with symptoms or a diagnosis of lung disease, or respiratory tract problems, the EBUS is an excellent diagnostic and exploratory tool. Bronchoscopy, with the ultrasound component, allows for direct visualization and the physician can sample and biopsy as needed," Tom Campo, director of the cardio pulmonary department, said. "We are so excited to be able to offer this advanced technology to Lehigh Acres and Southwest Florida."
"Our physicians are really happy with the opportunity to provide their patients with this safer, less invasive and less costly option not previously available in this area," he said.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center is an 88-bed acute care hospital located at 1500 Lee Blvd.