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robotic-assisted bronchoscopy

A Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses advanced robotic technology, such as the Ion Bronchoscopy System, to collect tissue samples from the lungs. It offers precision and access to small nodules or abnormalities within the lung airways, often as small as a pea. This procedure helps doctors diagnose and assess lung conditions, such as cancer, without the need for traditional surgery, providing patients with more accurate and less invasive diagnostic options.

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At Integra Health PC, we understand that receiving a diagnosis can be a daunting journey, especially when you’re faced with the uncertainty of a suspicious lung nodule. If you or a loved one has recently learned of such a nodule, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the U.S. encounter this situation every year, and while most nodules turn out to be benign, it’s crucial to explore all your options to ensure your peace of mind and health.

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Why Consider Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy with Ion?

Your physician may recommend additional procedures to confirm the diagnosis, and one such option is robotic-assisted bronchoscopy with the Ion Bronchoscopy System. This revolutionary technology enhances our ability to provide precise and minimally invasive lung biopsies. Here’s why our doctors may recommend this procedure to help you:

  1. Enhanced Reach and Precision: The Ion System empowers our medical team to access all lung segments with confidence, ensuring we can provide early answers to our patients. This precise approach may enable you to consider treatment options sooner, offering peace of mind during this critical time.
  2. Navigating to Small Nodules: Ion’s unique design allows us to navigate the intricate bends and curves of the lung airways. We can biopsy even the smallest nodules, some as small as a pea, ensuring that you get the answers you need following your biopsy.

To schedule an appointment:

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We are located in Temecula at:

44605 Avenida de Missiones
Suite 206
Temecula, CA 92592

Hours of Operation

WEEKDAYS 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Preparing for Your Procedure

If you or a loved one is about to undergo a lung biopsy with the Ion Bronchoscopy System, understanding the procedure and planning ahead can be immensely helpful. Here’s what you can expect:

Planning and Preparation:

The most important step is discussing your procedure with our physician. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. Additionally:

  • Follow all care team instructions provided.
  • Check your insurance coverage to avoid unexpected medical bills.
  • Dress comfortably for your appointment.
  • Arrive on time, as per instructions.
  • Bring identification, insurance cards, advance healthcare directives (if needed), and a form of payment for potential copayments

After your

You will likely experience some shortness of breath during and immediately following your procedure. This is a normal part of the process, but if you are concerned about your breathing, let your doctor know.

The procedure often causes coughing and discomfort in the throat. The doctor may provide additional medication to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure. If you have asthma or allergies, be sure to tell your doctor before the procedure. You may need to take steroid medication to help prevent an asthma attack.

Planning for

Your recovery process may vary depending on your unique circumstances. Be sure to communicate your specific needs and lifestyle to our physician, who can provide personalized guidance. Here are some questions to ask:

  • What kind of care will I need at home?
  • Are there any food or drink restrictions, and if so, for how long?
  • What activity restrictions should I be aware of?
  • When can I return to work and resume normal activities?
  • When can I start exercising again?

Integra Health, PC

We accept most PPO and Medicare insurance plans. We recommend you contact your insurance plan to insure we are in-network.