Besides regular fiberoptic bronchoscopy, physicians at PCCMA have expertise to perform advanced bronchoscopies including Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, Bronchial thermoplasty, Airway stenting, laser tumor ablation, fiducial marker placement, foreign body removal etc.
- Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
EBUS is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound built-in within bronchoscopy to perform a needle biopsy of lymph nodes adjacent to main wind pipes. Biopsy is done under direct ultrasound guidance.
Common indications include evaluation of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes for lung cancer, sarcoidosis, and other conditions.
Dr Hiren Shingala, Dr. Henry Ostman, Dr. Joshua Hoffman and Dr. Christopher Shaffer perform this procedure at Harrisburg Hospital and West Shore Hospital.
- Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® is a state-of-the-art procedure that uses GPS-like technology to diagnose and plan treatment for a lesion located deep in the lung.
Common indications for ENB include biopsy of peripheral lung nodules, placement of fiducial markers for stereotactic radiotherapy, and therapeutic insertion of brachytherapy catheters into lung cancer nodules.
Dr. Richard Evans, Dr Henry Ostman, Dr Joshua Hoffman and Dr Christopher Shaffer perform this procedure at Harrisburg Hospital and West Shore Hospital.
Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, bronchial thermoplasty is a novel treatment method for patients with severe or persistent asthma. Performed as an outpatient procedure, bronchial thermoplasty uses a bronchoscopically-introduced catheter to deliver precisely-controlled thermal energy to the airways.
A full course of bronchial thermoplasty treatment includes three separate bronchoscopic procedures: one for the lower lobe of the lung and another for both upper lobes. Each outpatient procedure is performed approximately at least three weeks apart.
Dr. Henry Ostman performs this procedure at Harrisburg Hospital and West Shore Hospital.
Many diseases or disease complications can narrow or block your airway, causing you to feel short of breath. A stent is a hollow tube that may be placed in your airway to open the narrowed area and help you breathe. Usually, stents are placed using a standard bronchoscope and patient can return home same day.
Dr. Henry Ostman performs this procedure at West Shore Hospital.