MANA Pulmonary Clinic provides endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to diagnose and stage lung cancer, and to determine if the disease has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes. EBUS is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional techniques that require an incision. With EBUS, the pulmonologist can obtain samples without the cost and recovery time of the conventional surgery.
- Real-time images in and around lungs to identify difficult to reach tumors
- Ability to biopsy a tissue or fluid sample from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes of the chest
- Best technology available to get a clear picture of the pulmonary mediastinal lymph nodes
- Less invasive alternative to conventional mediastinoscopy – Conventional mediastinoscopy requires a series of incisions in the chest. Using EBUS, the doctor can perform the same procedure using a very thin needle aspiration in an outpatient setting.
Dr. Edward Jackson and Dr. Allen Moseley provide evaluation for EBUS at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic.
What to Expect
The EBUS procedure is performed by the pulmonologist in an outpatient setting and takes about half a day. Patients are often sleepy after the procedure and may need to rest the following day. After 48 hours, patients can expect to resume normal activities and their regular daily schedule.
Patients may experience a sore throat after the procedure. The patient will have a follow-up appointment 1-2 weeks after the procedure for additional culture results.
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