Temecula Valley Hospital offers the EBUS procedure for lung cancer diagnosis

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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 hospital to provide patients a quicker way for diagnosing cancers and other diseases of the airway and lungs.”

According to Lung Cancer Alliance data, 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% of lung cancer is diagnosed at its earliest and most curable stage, and more than 55% of cases are diagnosed after cancer has metastasized.

By acquiring advanced technologies such as the Olympus EBUS Solution, Temecula Valley Hospital can offer premier care for its patients. For more information and to listen to a podcast about EBUS, featuring Dr. Mimi White, visit https://www.temeculavalleyhospital.com/services/oncology/ebus.

Temecula Valley Hospital, with a 5 Star Medicare Hospital Compare rating, brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents featuring 140 private patient rooms. Temecula Valley Hospital is the first Universal Health Services Hospital Emergency Department in the country to achieve accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Geriatric Emergency Department. Temecula Valley Hospital specializes in advanced cardiac services, stroke care, general and surgical specialties and orthopedics as a recent Blue Distinction Center Designation for quality in knee and hip replacement surgeries. Temecula Valley Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, with a 2017 Top Hospital Award and seven “A” grades for patient safety. For more information, visit https://www.temeculavalleyhospital.com.

Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for health care professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance the quality of life for patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and early-stage lung cancer evaluation, Olympus is transforming the future of health care. For more information, visit Olympus at http://www.medical.olympusamerica.com.

Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.