Thousands of people die every year from lung cancer and Kentucky is at the top of the list for the number of people with the disease.
Now, doctors are hoping new technology at UoL Health Jewish Hospital will help change those statistics and save lives. The new technology is called the Monarch.
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“So the Monarch is a robotic navigational bronchoscopy,” said Dr. Matthew Black, UofL Health Jewish Hospital.
Black describes it as a lighted camera allowing surgeons to see a patient’s airway and lungs. UofL Health Jewish Hospital is the first in Kentucky to use it to help detect lung cancer earlier.
Black, a thoracic surgeon, performed the first procedure in November.
“This technology allows us to get further into the peripheral lung which is where most lung cancers start and by utilizing this technology we can