Our team of pulmonologists were some of the first in Naples and Collier County to offer this procedure as a comprehensive solution to diagnosis and staging.
What Is an Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)?
Endobronchial ultrasound is a type of bronchoscopy that is minimally invasive and very effective in diagnosing and staging cancers, infections, and inflammatory lung conditions. During the procedure a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope) is used to look in your airways. Special devices called Convex-Probe EBUS (CP-EBUS) and Radial-Probe EBUS (RP-EBUS) are used to examine the lungs in more depth and/or take samples of fluid and tissues for further evaluation. EBUS allows our physicians to perform a technique known as transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) to obtain tissue or fluid samples from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes without conventional surgery. The benefits of EBUS are:
- Real-time imaging of the lungs, airways, blood vessels, and lymph nodes
- Allows the doctor to view hard-to-reach areas
- Requires little to no recovery time; Provides accurate diagnosis