Temecula Valley Hospital Now Offers the EBUS Procedure for Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Respiratory staff members who assist with EBUS outpatient procedures at Temecula Valley Hospital.
Temecula Valley Hospital is now using the Olympus EBUS Solution to perform endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The latest American College of Chest Physicians® Lung Cancer Guidelines recognizes EBUS-TBNA as the best first test for lung cancer diagnosis.
Up until now, the gold standard for lung cancer staging was a surgical procedure. Now EBUS-TBNA offers a minimally invasive solution that delivers equally reliable sample collection in the outpatient setting. EBUS is proven for helping physicians diagnose and stage lung cancer and diagnose other pulmonary diseases.
“We take pride in being able to offer our patients the latest technology and innovation,” says Darlene Wetton, Chief Executive Officer at Temecula Valley Hospital. “The EBUS procedure now enables our hospital to provide patients a quicker way for diagnosing cancers and other diseases of the airway and lungs.”
According to data from the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer-related deaths in the United States among every ethnic group, taking more lives than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of lung cancer is diagnosed at its earliest and most curable stage, and more than 55 percent of cases are diagnosed after cancer has metastasized.
By using advanced technologies such as the Olympus EBUS Solution, Temecula Valley Hospital can offer premier care for its patients.