WRMC Acquires New Robotic Tool In Fight Against Lung Cancer

WRMC celebrates the arrival of the new Ion Endoluminal System.

Wellington Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the acquisition of an innovative, new robotic-assisted technology, the Ion Endoluminal System.

This system represents a significant breakthrough in minimally invasive bronchoscopy procedures, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat lung cancer at earlier stages than previously possible.

Developed by Intuitive, the maker of da Vinci, the Ion system empowers physicians to navigate deep into the peripheral lung with unparalleled stability and precision.

By providing enhanced capabilities for biopsy procedures, the Ion system offers a critical advantage in detecting and addressing lung nodules, ultimately leading to earlier diagnosis and intervention for lung cancer patients.

Dr. Mark Meyer, a thoracic surgeon at Wellington Regional Medical Center, expressed excitement about the potential impact of the Ion Endoluminal System.

“The acquisition of the Ion system marks a significant milestone in our ability to diagnose and treat lung cancer,” Meyer said. “With its advanced robotic-assisted technology, we can now reach and treat biopsy nodules in the peripheral lung with remarkable accuracy, allowing for earlier detection and intervention.”

WRMC CEO Pam Tahan echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the hospital’s commitment to advancing patient care through modern technology.

“At Wellington Regional Medical Center, we are dedicated to investing in innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes,” Tahan said. “The addition of the Ion Endoluminal System underscores our commitment to early detection and treatment of lung cancer, ultimately saving lives and improving quality of life for our patients.”

The introduction of the Ion Endoluminal System at Wellington Regional Medical Center represents a significant leap forward in the fight against lung cancer. By offering minimally invasive bronchoscopy procedures with enhanced precision and efficiency, the hospital is poised to revolutionize the standard of care for lung cancer patients in the region.

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding communities, the hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services, including comprehensive stroke care, a comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and a Level III NICU, a comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures, and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about Wellington Regional Medical Center, visit www.wellingtonregional.com.