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Valley Health Lung Nodule Clinic

A lung nodule, or “spot” on the lung, can be a cause for anxiety and concern even though it is often a benign finding. The nodule clinic is here to help you and your physician sort through your particular case.

Valley Health’s Lung Nodule Clinic at Winchester Medical Center specializes in expediting the workup of patients with lung nodules or lesions found incidentally or through our low dose CT lung screening program. Our expert group of physicians provides assessment and options for further testing and follow-up.

What to Expect

Typically, your physician will arrange for you to be seen in the Nodule Clinic after you have had a chest X-ray, low dose screening lung CT scan or a CT scan of the chest that shows an abnormality. This abnormality may represent a cancer, which, when caught early, allows for more treatment opportunities.

You will be evaluated by one or more of our team, and a comprehensive plan will be developed for you and your referring physician.

After reviewing the imaging and information with you, the team may recommend several options:

  • Additional imaging with a PET scan to better highlight the nodule
  • Monitor the abnormality with regularly scheduled imaging
  • Biopsy of the abnormality
  • In some cases, move directly to surgery
  • Some patients will be asked to take a breathing test to assess lung capacity if surgery is being considered.

Our Expert Team

Dr. T. Glen Bouder - Pulmonary Medicine
Lung diseases and advanced/interventional bronchoscopy

Dr. Raju Century - Pulmonary Medicine
Lung disease and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Dr. Christian LaFalce - Pulmonary Medicine
Lung disease and general bronchoscopy

Dr. Shalini Reddy - Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic disease and advanced minimally invasive and robot-assisted chest surgeries

Our lung nodule team also includes physicians from specialties such as diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology.

The Lung Nodule Clinic is located in the office of Valley Health Pulmonary Specialists, Suite 410, Medical Office Building II, on the Winchester Medical Center campus. For more information, call 540-536-LUNG (536-5864).

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