St Andrew’s Acquires Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscope
Jun 24, 2014
Dr Richard Nankervis, Respiratory Physician, has welcomed St Andrew’s new Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscope. EBUS is a fairly new procedure used in the diagnosis of cancer, infections and diseases of the chest. The technique uses a specifically designed bronchoscope to access deep tissues safely, that would have otherwise required an invasive surgical approach. This bronchoscope is the first of its kind in Ipswich; it’s only one of 2 located in Brisbane.
Dr Richard Nankervis commented that EBUS is a day procedure eliminating the need for inpatient stays; it is a safe and minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and stage tumours earlier which results in a better chance of cure. Previously, patients needing EBUS were required to travel to Brisbane to access this procedure; they can now be consulted and receive this procedure locally.