US News & World Report named Morristown Medical Center a high performing hospital in lung cancer surgery.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, but when detected early, there is a greater probability of cure. That’s why our goal at the Atlantic Respiratory Institute is to diagnose and aggressively treat lung cancer in its earliest stages.
Services are provided in conjunction with Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program.
Diagnostic Tests for Lung Cancer
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scans
- Pulmonary function testing, or spirometry
- Video mediastinoscopy
Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Lung Cancer
- CyberKnife® radiosurgery
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical trials using the latest biologic therapies
Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center use minimally-invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to diagnose and treat both benign and cancerous conditions of the lungs and surrounding areas. Lung cancer patients undergoing this procedure have far fewer complications than those receiving traditional open-chest surgery and can usually eat and walk on the day of surgery. Not all patients may be eligible for VATS, however. In cases where tumors are more centrally located, open thoracotomy procedures may be required.
Lung cancer services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.
Chilton Medical Center
Hackettstown Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center