Temecula Valley Hospital offers the EBUS procedure for lung cancer diagnosis

Temecula Valley Hospital respiratory staff who assist with EBUS outpatient procedures pose for a photo outside a hospital room. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital has acquired the Olympus EBUS Solution to perform endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration. 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,” Darlene Wetton, CEO at Temecula Valley Hospital, said. “The EBUS procedure now allows our
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