Wooster Community Hospital is proud to offer advanced diagnostic procedures to men and women in Wooster and the neighboring communities of Ohio. Of these cutting-edge procedures, endobronchial ultrasound is available for those who suspect they have a pulmonary – or lung – condition.
Pulmonary Health Services
Wooster Community Hospital is proud to offer this effective, minimally invasive diagnostic procedure as part of its pulmonary health services. In addition to endobronchial ultrasound services, we are proud to provide patients with tobacco cessation programs, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, and more. If you believe your health can be better managed with pulmonary health services, contact us today by calling (330) 462-7001.
Conditions Diagnosed with Endobronchial Ultrasound
Endobronchial ultrasound is used to diagnose a wide range of pulmonary conditions, including the following:
- Lung cancer
- Lung infections
- Diseases caused by enlarged lymph nodes
- Diseases caused by masses in the chest
If you or your provider believe your condition can best be diagnosed with the help of an endobronchial ultrasound, we encourage you to come in and see the expert pulmonary team at Wooster Community Hospital. Our doctors and providers will be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan to help you feel like yourself again.
Preparing for Your Endobronchial Ultrasound
Prior to your endobronchial ultrasound appointment, one of our dedicated team members will likely reach out to you to provide you with more information about the location of our ultrasound as well as detailed instructions to prepare for your endobronchial ultrasound appointment. If one of our team members does not reach out to you within one week of your appointment, we encourage you to reach out to us to get any of your questions answered.
What to Expect from an Endobronchial Ultrasound
Wooster Community Hospital pulmonologist Dr. Derek Brown performs all of our endobronchial ultrasound procedures.
In an endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), a thin, flexible instrument called a bronchoscope is fitted with a type of ultrasound device and then guided through the patient’s mouth and trachea. EBUS essentially allows the doctor to see whether a mass is present instead of having to randomly biopsy the area using a needle. EBUS can be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting, with little to no recovery time for patients.
The procedure is often combined with a transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) to obtain tissue or fluid samples from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes. TBNA itself allows patients to avoid the greater risk and longer recovery involved in conventional surgery with biopsy.
Pulmonologist in Wooster, OH
Getting the high-quality, comprehensive care you need to diagnose your condition is as easy as coming in to see the expert providers at Wooster Community Hospital. We’re proud to offer endobronchial ultrasounds and other advanced diagnostic techniques to patients in Wooster and the neighboring communities of Ohio. For more information about endobronchial ultrasound and the pulmonary health division of Wooster Community Hospital, please call (330) 462-7001. One of our dedicated and compassionate team members will be happy to assist you over the phone.