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Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a relatively new procedure used in the diagnosis of lung cancer, infections, and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest. Currently, UC San Diego Health System is proud to be one of the few centers on the West Coast to offer EBUS, a minimally invasive procedure that has proven highly effective.
During the conventional diagnostic procedure, surgery known as mediastinoscopy is performed to provide access to the chest. A small incision is made in the neck just above the breastbone or next to the breastbone. Next, a thin scope, called a mediastinoscope, is inserted through the opening to provide access to the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes. Tissue or fluid is then collected via biopsy.
During an endobronchial ultrasound:
At UCSD’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in the EBUS procedure:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after the EBUS procedure.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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