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Multi-Disciplinary Oncology Clinic Program:
This new program is in collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Biren Saraiya, MD, Oncology/Hematology Consultant will be working with our DEBORAH team of pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists and surgeons allowing an efficient approach to the evaluation of lung tumors.
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS):
The Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is a cutting-edge diagnostic tool which combines ultrasound with a bronchoscope and allows real-time images in and around the lungs. This imaging can be used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, detecting infections, and identifying inflammatory diseases that affect the lungs, such as sarcoidosis or other cancers like lymphoma. “With the addition of this sophisticated new instrumentation, which is only in use in select hospitals, we have a much greater capacity for evaluation of known or suspected lung cancer,” states Deborah’s Chair of Pulmonary Medicine, Andrew Martin, MD.
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR):
Minimally-invasive AAA Stent Graft Repair: Deborah’s Interventional Team recently performed a fully percutaneous (using catheters through a puncture in the groin with no incision) abdominal aortic stent graft repair on Albert W. of Waretown. Mr. W. was thrilled about the outcome of his procedure, having undergone two previous failed attempts for the repair at other prominent hospitals.
Deborah now offers the LARIAT procedure, an atrial appendage closure procedure. Used in treating atrial fibrillation, this novel procedure offers hope to patients who cannot take blood thinners, to reduce the risk of stroke from this irregular heart rhythm.
Welcome to our newest Physicians:
Igor Balatsky, MD, Hospitalist and Martin Lansang, MD, Pulmonologist