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Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center of Excellence

The Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center of Excellence is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment, and care of patients with lung cancer and other diseases of the chest and pulmonary system. A part of Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Cancer Institute, this unique program spans the continuum of care—streamlining diagnosis and coordinating treatment to assist patients in Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast, and the Greater South Florida area. We provide comprehensive treatment options for all stages of disease, including surgery, interventional pulmonology, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, as well as some of the most revolutionary techniques, like radiofrequency ablation, stereotactic body radiation therapy, oncologic targeted therapy, and minimally invasive robotic assisted surgery.

Our program was one of the first in the world to offer the da Vinci Xi system®. We are currently leaders nationally in robotic bronchoscopy, utilizing the Intuitive Ion bronchoscope. For our patients, this translates to earlier diagnosis, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, less post-operative pain, and a more rapid return to normal activities.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Our program is designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology and recognized as a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. Patients concerned about, or at risk for, lung cancer have access to quick, painless, and non-invasive screenings. In the case of any findings on CT lung scans, our patients are referred to our Lung Nodule Clinic, where they receive an accurate evaluation and recommendations for surveillance and follow-up care.

Comprehensive Lung Cancer Care in South Florida

Our multidisciplinary team of physician specialists including surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, interventional pulmonologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and pathologists, collaborate to review cases and develop a comprehensive treatment plan personalized for each patient—employing the least invasive solution possible to maximize quality of life. Each patient has a dedicated nurse navigator to provide education and support throughout their journey. A vast array of support services including oncology social workers, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists, support groups, and more are available to patients and their family members.
We were the first in the region to develop and offer a specialized program for early detection and treatment of lung cancer in women. The talent and resources we have assembled are unmatched in the region and have uniquely positioned Jupiter Medical Center and The Anderson Family Cancer Institute as a destination for cancer care.

Our comprehensive continuum of care includes:

  • Advanced Imaging Services
  • CT Lung Screening Program
  • Lung Nodule Clinic
  • Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Ion Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic
  • Women’s Lung Health Program

An Award-Winning Lung Cancer Care Facility

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Jupiter Medical Center as a “High Performing Hospital” in Lung Cancer Surgery: the publication’s highest honor. The indicators for this designation included: survival, prevention of prolonged hospitalizations, discharge of patients directly to their homes, number of patients, patient experience, recognized cancer center, and ICU specialists. Our program scored higher than the national average, thus earning us the distinction.

To schedule an appointment with one of our trusted oncologists, call The Anderson Family Cancer Institute today at 561-263-4400.

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