200 MONARCH Platform Robotic Bronchoscopies Performed at Miami Valley Hospital

Premier Pulse     December 2022

On November 30, 2022, the 200th Monarch™ Platform robotic bronchoscopy was performed at Miami Valley Hospital by Dharmesh Gandhi, MD; Murthy Gollamudi, MD; Soumitra Sen, MD; and the Miami Valley Hospital endoscopic team. Premier Health was the first health system in Ohio to use this promising new technology to fight lung cancer with the goal of earlier diagnosis and treatment.

The Monarch™ platform enables highly trained pulmonary specialists to navigate and search the delicate, distant branches of the lung and obtain tissue samples from hard-to-reach nodules for biopsy. As lung cancer screening increases, the nodules become smaller and harder to reach, making early-stage diagnosis and treatment more difficult. The Monarch™ platform provides improved reach, vision, and control for viewing the inside of the airways. The Monarch™ platform integrates robotics, software, data science, and endoscopy advancements. The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation raised funds for the purchase of the technology, which should benefit lung cancer patients by providing them with an earlier diagnosis.

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