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Lung Biopsy

Lung biopsy is performed to make a diagnosis in order to treat an underlying pulmonary condition. Typically, the diagnosis is unknown and obtaining a biopsy allows the pathologist sufficient lung tissue to perform tests and analysis to make a definitive diagnosis which aids the treating physician immensely. Historically, the lung biopsy was performed with an open incision. Today, this procedure is performed minimally invasively using a video assisted approach, allowing patients to be discharged one to two days after surgery.

  •  American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeon
  • American Medical Associations
  • American COllege of Chest physicians
  • California Medical Accosiantions
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • State of California
  • California Thoracic Society