Comprehensive Cancer Care at Jupiter Medical Center
At Jupiter Medical Center, we provide comprehensive treatment options for
all stages of disease, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy,
as well as some of the most revolutionary techniques, like radiofrequency
ablation, targeted therapy and minimally invasive robotic surgery. We
recently acquired our second surgical robot, making us one of the first
programs in the world to offer the new da Vinci® Xi™ System—a
natural progression as our surgical team was the first in the nation to
perform a four-arm robotic lobectomy for lung cancer more than a decade
ago. For our patients, that translates to smaller incisions, shorter hospital
stays, less post-operative pain and a more rapid return to normal activities.
Jupiter Medical Center is 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.
We conduct weekly tumor boards where patients can count on examination
of their case by a whole team of physicians. Experts from surgery, hematology/oncology,
radiation oncology, pulmonology, pathology, and diagnostic and interventional
radiology collaborate with our team to craft a personalized treatment
plan, employing the least invasive solution to maximize each patient’s
quality of life.
The talent and resources we have assembled are unmatched in the region
and have uniquely positioned Jupiter Medical Center as a destination for
advanced care—further defining us as a Thoracic Surgery and Lung
Center of Excellence.
Recovery Begins with Specialized Care
“When they found that spot on my lung, first thing that went through
my mind was its probably cancer. But why me? I didn’t smoke. I chewed
on cigars in combat 50 years ago.” Harold “Bud” Stambaugh
is a retired Marine, and Freedom is his trained service dog and best friend.
When Bud discovered he had lung cancer, he and his wife were overwhelmed
by the diagnosis. “She wanted to make sure I was going to be in
the best of hands,” Bud explained. “She was ready to take
me to North Carolina to Duke University Medical or anywhere we had to
go to get the right care.” The Stambaughs found one of the nation’s
leading experts and pioneers in minimally invasive robotic surgery for
lung cancer right in their community, at Jupiter Medical Center.
K. Adam Lee, MD was the first lung surgeon in Florida to perform robotic
assisted thoracic surgery. When Bud met Dr. Lee and his staff, he found
a team he could trust with confidence. “That’s all I needed.
The staff at Jupiter Medical Center, not only are they experienced and
know their business, they bring you in and treat you as though you’re
family.” Bud had recovered from his surgery and today is cancer-free.
He credits the entire Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center of Excellence team
with saving his life. Over the past several years, he has visited Dr.
Lee on a regular basis for check-ups and has received a clean bill of
health each time. “God bless them,” Bud says with a heartfelt
smile. “I can’t say enough. I’ve been in hospitals all
over the United States and across the world from injuries and what have
you. But I’ve never had the experience that I’ve had here.
As God is my witness, that’s the truth.”
Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Jupiter Medical Center for
thoracic medical treatment today by calling (561) 263-2234.