New medical tool will help better detect lung cancer

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Elkhart General Hospital will be receiving a new medical device that helps doctors detect and diagnose lung cancer.

The new robotic surgery system, known as the Monarch Platform, will supply doctors with more advanced cameras and controls that give operators clearer sight of a patient’s lungs.

"When you detect early lung cancer and there's only one nodule and all the staging is negative, you can do staging and potentially cure it. That can also be done in one single procedure. So, the patient would come in, be under anesthesia, we navigate to the lesion, mark it, and come out. That will take 15 minutes and then the surgeon will come right after me and remove the cancer, and you're done,” said Diego Heredia, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist at Beacon Medical Group.

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