JFK Medical Center
August 24, 2020

Atlantis, FL - JFK Medical Center is proud to be the first hospital in Palm Beach County and among the first hospitals in the United States to offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for patients with lung nodules.

"Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, in part because it has no symptoms in its early stages. Because this innovative technology provides improved reach, vision and control for bronchoscopic procedures, it holds potential to help us to make a diagnosis earlier," said Gina Melby, CEO of JFK Medical Center Main and North Campus. "We are excited to bring this life-saving technology to our community."

There are a variety of diagnostic options currently available for lung cancer, but all have limitations in accuracy, safety, or invasiveness. Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy is a new technology that allows for earlier detection of lung cancer with greater accuracy. This minimally invasive procedure is safer than CT-guided lung biopsy and unlike a traditional bronchoscopy, the robotic platform gives the physician the ability to obtain tissue samples of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the lung to determine an accurate and timely diagnosis.