Springfield Hospital Offers New Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® Procedure to Diagnose, Treat Deep Lung Lesions - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on May 15, 2014

Springfield Hospital Offers New Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® (ENB)™ Procedure to Diagnose and Plan Treatment for Lesions Deep in the Lung

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314
Katrina.Stier@crozer.org

Springfield, Pa—Springfield Hospital now offers a new procedure called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung.

Springfield Hospital will provide the SuperDimension® i•Logic™ System (Super-D) as an option for patients with lesions on their lungs by conventional bronchoscopy. The ENB procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter-based system that uses the patient’s natural airways to access lesions that were previously hard to reach. Typically a patient with a spot on his or her lung had the options of major surgery to remove a section of the lung, bronchoscopy (which does not reach lesions deep in the lung), needle biopsy or watchful waiting.

The ENB procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting and its unique approach may increase the chances that a patient will safely get a diagnosis and begin treatment, if needed. 

“We are pleased to offer a minimally-invasive alternative for patients who have a lesion on their lungs that is hard to reach or cannot tolerate a more invasive procedure,” said Wei Bin, M.D., pulmonologist. “This is an option that will help many patients locate lesions and plan for the appropriate treatment.”

To learn more about lung disease, detection, and options for diagnosing a lesion in the lung visit: www.spotonyourlung.com and www.superdimension.com.

Springfield Hospital, a part of Crozer-Keystone Health System, is a not-for-profit community hospital that provides comprehensive acute-care services and wellness care. Each year, Springfield Hospital admits more than 1,700 patients and receives more than 11,000 Emergency Department visits. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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