The next evolution of minimally invasive surgery.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Si Surgical System provides surgeons at Sacred Heart Medical Center with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Lung Cancer Services
About the Program
PeaceHealth Lung Nodule Program offers expedited and comprehensive care that is convenient and personalized to patients with lung nodules, utilizing the most up-to-date guidelines. Lung nodules are often identified on imaging studies performed for an unrelated reason. Follow up of incidentally detected lung nodules has the potential to diagnose cancer at early stages when they might be curable. Unfortunately, these nodules are frequently lost to follow-up or are inappropriately followed - representing a significant burden on the healthcare system as well as individual patients.
What are we doing differently
We are pleased to announce that we have instituted protocols to simplify the referral process for our patients and referring physicians with a goal to provide timely and expert consultation. We focus on early diagnosis and management of lung cancer at all stages using a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach. Not all lung nodules are cancerous. Determining which nodule could be cancerous and requires a biopsy or surgery is dependent on multiple variables such as patient’s age, risk factors and nodule characteristics. Our expert consultation can help make this determination. For the nodules or any other findings that are highly suspicious for cancer warranting a biopsy, we offer advanced, out-patient-based, minimally invasive procedures, such as navigational bronchoscopy and endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS).
The Monarch™ Platform is innovative technology that provides a unique approach for visualizing and accessing small, peripheral nodules in hard-to-reach areas of the lung, enabling our doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis of possible early stage lung cancer.