Northside Hospital Forsyth has announced the addition of robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for patients who have suspicious lung nodules requiring biopsy.
The Ion endoluminal system from Intuitive features an ultra-thin, ultra-maneuverable catheter that enables physicians to biopsy hard-to-reach nodules deep within the lung. Additional benefits of the minimally invasive technology include increased accuracy, fewer complications and quicker diagnosis and treatment.
“We are very excited to bring the ION robotic bronchoscopy to Northside Hospital Forsyth,” said Dr. Simha Jagadeesh, pulmonologist. “This technology allows us, with minimal complications, to reach the smallest nodules in areas of the lung that were difficult to reach without this technology.”
Northside Atlanta, Northside Cherokee and Northside Gwinnett also offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy.