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Choose Essentia for a wide range of diagnostic tests, treatments, and procedures for your lung conditions, including:
Count on the pulmonary team at Essentia to use advanced techniques and minimally invasive procedures to treat your lung condition. That means you’ll benefit from:
Your care team will answer your questions and help you understand your treatment options.
When you have a lung tumor, cryotherapy freezes and destroys diseased tissue and cancer cells. An interventional radiologist performs this treatment using an image-guided needle-like probe. The probe inserts nitrogen or argon into your tissue.
This procedure uses GPS-like technology to create a 3-D roadmap of your lungs. The map helps your pulmonologist guide catheters through your lungs’ most complex airways. ENB can diagnose, biopsy, and treat damaged lung tissue in a single procedure.
If you have lung cancer, your doctor can also use this procedure to place markers that help your cancer care team target radiation to your tumors.
During your EBUS, your doctor will insert a bronchoscope through your mouth and trachea with an ultrasound probe to perform a needle aspiration on your lymph nodes.
Using this procedure, your doctor can view hard-to-reach tumors and access smaller lymph nodes for biopsy than with other methods.
EBUS is used to diagnose lung cancer and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in your chest.
If inhalers and other medications don’t control your severe asthma, your pulmonologist may recommend bronchial thermoplasty (BT).
During BT, your pulmonologist inserts a flexible bronchoscope through your mouth or nose and into your lungs. Through the bronchoscope, a small catheter delivers mild heat to your lung’s airway to shrink the amount of smooth muscle.
Following BT, your airway won’t constrict as much and you will experience fewer asthma attacks.
If your doctor recommends surgery for your lung condition, you can trust the highly skilled and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons at Essentia Health.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.