Wheeling Hospital has announced the creation of a new center, the first of it's kind in the region.
A team of surgeons and specialists were on hand at a news conference Monday for the new Open Lung Nodule Evaluation center.
The center will provide a location at Wheeling Hospital where a team of doctors can evaluate patients, medical records and images when it comes to lung nodules, or spots on the lung.
This new technology creates an opportunity for early, local treatment with new minimally invasive diagnostic methods.
Wheeling Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ron Violi said, "The new center is yet another example of our commitment of helping area residents find specialized care close to their homes. There is now no need to leave the area for this type of comprehensive team approach to dealing with lung nodules."
The Lung Nodule Evaluation Center is located in the hospital's Tower 4 and can be reached by calling 304-243-3353.