Pioneering Robotic Bronchoscopy. Another first for UPMC Hamot.

Pioneering Robotic Bronchoscopy Technology at UPMC Hamot

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UPMC Hamot is the first hospital in the country to use the Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health, a state-of-the-art robotic bronchoscopy procedure that can help diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages.

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Early Diagnosis. Better Outcomes.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, claiming more lives than prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined. Early-stage lung cancer often has no symptoms. Because lung cancer is often at an advanced stage by the time it is found, more than 90 percent of patients diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive.

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The Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health

The Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health is a flexible robotic endoscope that uses small cameras to provide a detailed view of the inside of the lungs. The technology can help doctors diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stages by viewing small and hard-to-reach nodules and obtaining tissue samples for biopsy.

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A Destination for Health Care in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Access to advanced technology and diagnostic procedures, including the Monarch™ Platform from Auris™ Health, is one of the many reasons why UPMC Hamot is the choice for health care in northwestern Pennsylvania.

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Lung Cancer Screenings at UPMC Hamot

A lung cancer screening can help determine if robotic bronchoscopy is necessary. Talk to your doctor to see if you qualify, or call UPMC Hamot Pulmonology at 814-877-8730 for more information.