Jupiter Medical Center’s Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and care of patients with lung cancer and other diseases of the chest and lung. This is a unique program that spans the entire continuum of care and streamlines the diagnosis and coordination of treatment to achieve better outcomes.
The Center’s continuum of care includes:
CT Lung Screening Program – National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) guidelines recommend low dose spiral CT screening for current of former heavy smokers aged 55 to 74, who quit less than 10 years ago and show no symptoms or have a personal history of cancer. Risk factors will be evaluated on an individual basis for our patients.
Lung Nodule Clinic – Patients with an abnormal chest x-ray or CT of the lung will leave the clinic with a plan of care the same day as their consultation. Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound is a new, cutting- edge, technology now available as part of our comprehensive program. The advanced diagnostic technology guides physicians via real-time ultrasound images as they perform biopsies that require no incisions, are safer and more accurate.
Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery – Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery, using the da Vinci® Surgical System and Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery, enable procedures such as lung resection or lobectomy, lymph node biopsy or surgery on the esophagus to be performed through an incision smaller than two inches. Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery can reduce blood loss, infection and pain, allowing for faster recovery compared with traditional “open” surgeries.
Multidisciplinary Clinic – For newly diagnosed patients, patients with a recurrence of their cancer or those seeking a second opinion, we offer comprehensive services in one location where you can meet with physician specialists who will offer you an individualized plan of care developed just for you. The Center will coordinate high-tech radiation, chemotherapy and infusion services, with supportive care from our navigator, oncology social worker, rehabilitation services as well as ongoing education and support services.
For more information or to make an appointment at the Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center, call (561) 263-5560.