Message from the Medical Director
There have been exciting developments in the fight against lung cancer
and other chest and lung diseases in recent years. New bio-molecular targeted
therapies have made treatment safer and more effective in advanced stage
lung cancer, with fewer side effects. New techniques and technology are
continuously being developed and refined, resulting in better outcomes
for thoracic surgery and greater rates of early detection which improves survival.
However, the fact remains lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths
in men and women nationwide. Jupiter Medical Center recognized this dilemma
and established the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center of Excellence. The
aim of this strategic initiative is to establish a multidisciplinary approach
to the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and other malignancies of
the chest. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality, most advanced,
comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the lung, trachea, esophagus,
chest wall, and mediastinum.
We are 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 a quick, painless and non-invasive approach to screening.
In the case of any findings on
CT lung scans, patients are referred to our
Lung Nodule Clinic where they receive accurate evaluation and rapid intervention for the
best possible outcome.
At Jupiter Medical Center, we provide comprehensive treatment options for
all stages of disease, including surgery,
radiation therapy, as well as some of the most revolutionary techniques, like radiofrequency
ablation, targeted therapy, Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery and
minimally invasive robotic surgery. We recently acquired our second surgical robot making us one of the 1st programs in the world to offer the new da Vinci® Xi™ System--a
natural progression as our surgical team was the 1st in the nation to perform a four-arm robotic lobectomy for lung cancer
more than a decade ago.
For our patients, this means smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays,
less post-operative pain, and a faster return to normal activities. We
are recognized nationally for the progressive technologies we use in the
fight against cancer. Now a teaching site for
navigational bronchoscopy and da Vinci® Xi™ robotic surgery, physicians from around the
world refer their patients to us and visit our program at the Foshay Cancer
Center to train on these technologies and to emulate our procedures and
protocols. We conduct weekly tumor boards where patients can count on
examination of their case by a team of physicians.
Surgery, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, pulmonology, pathology,
and diagnostic and interventional radiology experts collaborate with our
team to craft a personalized treatment plan, employing the least invasive
solution to maximize each patient’s quality of life. We are also
excited to offer international patients access to our award-winning physicians,
innovative techniques and the most advanced technology through our Global
Medicine Program. Our unmatched talent and resources have uniquely positioned
Jupiter Medical Center as a destination for advanced care, further defining
us as a Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center of Excellence.
Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center of Excellence at
Jupiter Medical Center