Good Samaritan Medical Center Announces Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program

Jan 25, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to announce the launch of its Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program, bringing some of the latest technology to lung cancer care. This program represents a step forward in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, as Good Samaritan Medical Center's continues its commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

Under the guidance of Good Samaritan Medical Center CEO Sheri Montgomery and a team of medical professionals, the Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program aims to revolutionize the way pulmonary conditions are diagnosed and treated. The Ion robotic platform allows for enhanced precision, improved access to hard-to-reach areas of the lung, and minimally invasive procedures.

CEO Sheri Montgomery expressed her enthusiasm for the new program, stating, “At Good Samaritan Medical Center, our patients' needs and well-being come first. This dedication extends to integrating advanced technologies like with our Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy, reinforcing our commitment to deliver the best possible care and treatment.”

Dr. Robert Scoma, who will be leading the program, completed the first case with Dr. Marcus Eby.

Dr. Scoma, a cardiothoracic surgeon, said, “This is a pivotal movement in advancing our patient care and enhancing the precision of diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr. Scoma. “Operating the first case was remarkable and I am beyond excited to be carrying out the Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program.”

Dr. Eby, also a cardiothoracic surgeon, shared his excitement about the program, saying, "The Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program represents a step forward in our ability to successfully diagnose and treat lung cancer. We can navigate the complexity of the lung with unmatched precision thanks to this new technology. It was a privilege to have been on the first case and helped contribute to this innovative project."

The Ion robotic platform combines advanced robotics, real-time imaging, and artificial intelligence to enable bronchoscopic procedures with exceptional accuracy and safety. With its potential to improve diagnostic yields and reduce the need for more invasive interventions, the Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy Program can have a significant impact on the lives of patients suffering from lung diseases.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to invest in medical innovation, striving to provide the best care and treatment options to its patients.

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