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Thoracic Services

The PinnacleHealth thoracic team uses advanced, minimally invasive technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions.

We provide care for all diseases of the chest, including:
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chronic Pleural Effusion
  • Other Chest Tumors

Specialized diagnostic procedures include:

  • SuperDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy.  A highly advanced procedure that utilizes GPS-like navigation to provide precise access to lesions deep in the lungs beyond the reach of conventional bronchoscopy as well as to mediastinal lymph nodes for diagnosis and staging. Additionally it can be used to place markers for more exact surgical borders and precision placement of
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS).  A sophisticated approach to sampling lymph nodes and lung nodules deep in the chest near the main airway that offers guided access to areas not obtainable with mediastinoscopy.
  • Tissue Analysis.  Pioneering technologies include genetic tumor profiling and chemosensitivity assays to assist in personalized therapeutic guidance for malignant nodules.
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty. A new treatment for long-lasting control of severe asthma

Advanced Thoracic Surgical Care

PinnacleHealth has the experience and facilities to provide expert care for patients who require lung (thoracic) surgery. Our surgeons perform highly complex lung surgeries, many of which can be done with a minimally-invasive approach, reducing the risk of blood loss, infection and other complications and also facilitating a faster recovery.

Procedures may be performed utilizing the sophisticated da Vinci Surgical System robot.

Procedures include:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Segmentectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Bilobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Decortication
  • Tube Thoracostomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Tracheostomy
  • Esopheageal Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
>>Learn more about thoracic tests and procedures.