Clinical Services

Lung Cancer

  • Surgery for high-risk patients
  • Advanced image-guided needle biopsy
  • Laser therapy and stent placement
  • Radio-frequency ablation
  • Brachytherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Minimally invasive and video-assisted approaches
  • Post-induction restaging and surgery
  • 3-D conformal radiotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy
  • da Vinci Surgical Systems for Robotic Surgery
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • 4D Imaging
  • Respiratory Gating
  • Endobronchial ultrasound for node biopsy
  • Therapeutic bronchoscopy

Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophageal ultrasound
  • Brachytherapy and photodynamic therapy
  • Laser therapy and stent placement
  • Minimally invasive staging
  • Full-spectrum of surgical approaches
  • 3-D conformal radiotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • 4D Imaging
  • Respiratory Gating
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy

Mesothelioma

  • Thoracoscopic diagnosis
  • Surgical resection
  • Multi-modality approach

Lung Metastases

  • Video-assisted resection
  • Extended bilateral metastasectomy
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Thymoma

  • Extended resection/vascular reconstruction
  • Chemotherapy for advanced disease
  • Plasmapheresis for myasthenia patients
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Malignant Pleural Effusion

  • Thoracoscopic treatment
  • Talc pleurodesis short hospital stay
  • Pleur-X catheter for outpatient management

Support Services

  • Dedicated chest radiologists (including image-guided biopsy)
  • Dedicated cytopathologists
  • Expanded participation in clinical trials through CALGB (Cancer and Leukemia Group B), ACOSOG (American College of Surgeons Oncology Group) and CTSU (Clinical Trials Support Unit)
  • Gamma knife treatment of brain metastases
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
  • Dedicated post-operative care unit
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Smoking cessation counseling by trained personnel