Lung Center

Lung Center

The Buz Standefer Lung Center at Memorial provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical intervention and recovery of lung disease.

High Quality, Centralized Care
With screening, interventional radiology, pulmonary rehabilitation and a bronchoscopy suite featuring the latest ultrasound technology, the Buz Standefer Lung Center will provide seamless and coordinated care for lung patients. These lung screening and diagnostic tools include:

  • digital chest x-ray 
  • pulmonary function testing lab
  • walkway for the 6-minute walking test necessary to determine if a patient needs oxygen
  • nurse navigators to coordinate appointments, discuss treatment options and create a seamless journey for patients

Exceeding National Standards
Memorial has a well-established thoracic surgery program benchmarked for quality ratings and an established multidisciplinary lung cancer conference where each diagnosis is examined by a team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and radiation oncologists to determine a patient’s best treatment plan.

Memorial offers several pulmonary rehabilitation opportunities for lung cancer patients. "Healthy Lung Express" is a quick lung tune-up, often in preparation for surgery, while more intensive pulmonary rehab is recommended after surgery or for those with chronic lung disease and includes exercise, education and nutrition counseling.

Support Services
Through Memorial's Centers for Cancer Support, a team of nurses, educators, dietitians, chaplains, social workers and massage therapists offer additional free services to all cancer patients and their families. Call (423) 495-7778 for more information on cancer support services.

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