Patients with a diagnosis of suspected pulmonary neoplasia undergo histologic diagnosis and staging according to international standards of care, and then surgery. Preparation for surgery occurs in the OPC, day-hospital, or ordinary admission regimen.
- Bronchoscopy with bronchial or trans-bronchial biops
- Bronchoscopy with endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
- CT/ultrasound-guided biopsy
All procedures for the treatment of lung tumors are performed with a minimally-invasive technique (VATS) and guarantee, through tiny incisions, the same results as procedures performed with classical incision (thoracotomy), and offer less post-operative pain, and faster recovery.
Pulmonary resection requires an average hospital stay of just a few days.
Procedures for lung tumors:
- Pulmonary resection with minimally invasive mediastinal lymphadenectomy (VATS)
- Pulmonary lobectomy with minimally invasive mediastinal lymphadenectomy (VATS)
- Pneumonectomy with minimally invasive mediastinal lymphadenectomy (VATS)
- Minimally-invasive pleurodesis (VATS)
COSMOS lung cancer screening is also available at ISMETT.