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Pulmonology & Lung Surgery at HUMC - Outcomes that Exceed National Averages

Hackensack University Medical Center world-renowned thoracic oncology specialists provide leading-edge care for lung and esophageal cancers with outcomes that exceed national averages — providing patients with a full range of innovative treatment options. Our thoracic oncology team is involved in pioneering clinical trials and is internationally recognized for using groundbreaking robotic-assisted surgery techniques to deliver minimally invasive care with faster recovery times, shorter hospital stays, and outcomes that exceed national averages. We use advanced surgical, medical and radiation therapies to treat complex tumors that may be considered inoperable or untreatable at other centers and new hope for patients.

Lung Cancer Survivorship
Hackensack University Medical Center Survivorship Programs Support Patients After Lung Surgery

Long-term follow-up initiatives help patients stay on top of screenings

Future of Lung Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center Expert Weighs in on the Future of Lung Cancer Surgery

Thoracic surgeon anticipates shifts in imaging technology, targeted drug therapies and smoking trends

Ion Lung Nodules
Hackensack University Medical Center Thoracic Surgeons Engage Novel Application of Ion System for Pre-op Nodule Localization

Platform typically applied for biopsies provides precision localization immediately prior to robotic surgery

Lean Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon Brainstorming Sessions Lead to a Lean Program and Better Patient Outcomes

Efficiency-driven care model yields 40% cost reduction and low readmissions at Hackensack University Medical Center

Shorter Length Stay after Thoracic Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center Shortens Hospital Length of Stay Following Thoracic Surgery

Data-driven cuts to nonessential diagnostics and monitoring protocols shorten average hospital stays by days

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