July 13, 2023
Riverside Community Hospital has completed 100 minimally invasive robotic-assisted lung biopsy cases and is the first to do so in Riverside County. This advanced technology is changing the way the hospital retrieves biopsies to test for lung cancer by bringing a wider-range of comprehensive care to the Inland Empire.
“These 100 completed cases are a testament to our team’s commitment to excellence,” said Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer, Riverside Community Hospital. “Early–stage lung cancer diagnosis can be difficult, but Riverside Community Hospital can help gather tissue samples for a faster diagnosis through this minimally invasive procedure, which means saving more lives through early detection.”
The procedure compliments Riverside Community Hospital’s Incidental Lung Nodule Detection program. Through this program, the hospital is using innovative technology to detect suspicious lung nodules by analyzing CT exams that were performed as part of routine care, for the presence of incidental lung nodules which could represent a malignancy. Nurse navigators then reach out personally to patients to ensure continued follow up care, and treatment if needed.
Learn more about this life-saving procedure here.