State-of-the-Art Bronchoscopy Suite Opens at Moses Campus

State-of-the-Art Bronchoscopy Suite Opens at Moses Campus

Montefiore Einstein’s new Bronchoscopy Suite is up and running, fully equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, which will have a major impact on screening for lung cancer and other lung diseases.

With lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, and with recently updated guidelines for lung cancer screenings by the U.S. Preventive Task Force Services, the suite is opening at the perfect time. It is now recommended that all adults who smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, and are between the ages of 50 and 80, should get CT lung cancer screenings every year.

Doctors are on track to perform around 1,400 advanced procedures in the suite this year.

The CT scans are picking up lung abnormalities much earlier — an amazing advance for the early treatment of lung cancer — so a lot more patients are being referred to us. During the last decade, our practice has seen a tripling of patients who need diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Chirag D. Shah, MD