Lung Cancer Program

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Our Lung Cancer Program

As a national leader in the treatment of lung cancer, the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) Lung Cancer Program offers a comprehensive continuum of care – from cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment to the most current clinical trials and compassionate supportive care.

A Nationally Recognized Program

  • Northside Hospital Atlanta earned a Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification for lung cancer from The Joint Commission® for health care quality. Northside received its first two-year lung cancer DSC certification after undergoing a voluntary and rigorous on-site evaluation in June 2016 and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for lung cancer care. The hospital has maintained this certification since 2016.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Northside Hospital Atlanta (for the fifth year in a row) and Northside Hospital Gwinnett as High Performing Hospitals for Lung Cancer Surgery for 2021-2022.

  • Northside Hospital Atlanta has been designated a GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Care Continuum Center of Excellence (CCCOE).

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Expert Lung Cancer Care Team

The strength of the NHCI Lung Cancer Program is our multidisciplinary team of dedicated and specially trained lung cancer specialists, who work together every step of the way to provide individualized care for each patient. Our lung cancer care team includes accomplished specialists in:

Quality Diagnostics for Early Detection

Early detection of lung cancer is more likely to lead to successful treatment. Northside Hospital provides state of the art diagnostic procedures along with prevention programs.

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer screening using computer tomography (CT) is the gold standard for early diagnosis and monitoring. We conveniently offer lung cancer screenings at more than 45 Northside Imaging locations throughout Georgia.

Learn more about lung cancer screening eligibility

For questions, contact the Northside Hospital Lung Cancer Screening Concierge line at 404-531-4626.


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Lung Nodule Clinic

Our Lung Nodule Clinics provides fast, accurate, and efficient diagnosis and management of suspicious lung nodules. The clinics are designed to provide care to patients who receive an abnormal chest imaging report of a concerning lung nodule.

Learn more about the Lung Nodule Clinic

For more information please call one of the Lung Nodule Clinic Information Lines.

Cherokee 678-493-2527
Gwinnett 678-312-3316

Interventional Pulmonology Program

Northside Hospital’s Interventional Pulmonology Program offers advanced, non-invasive techniques and procedures to assist with early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers, as well as pulmonary nodules and other related diseases. Our cutting-edge Interventional Pulmonology technology includes robotic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), endobronchial valves, and photodynamic therapy for early diagnosis, staging, and treatment of esophageal and lung cancers.

Learn more about Northside’s Interventional Pulmonology Program

Innovative Lung Cancer Treatment Options

Northside Hospital offers comprehensive lung cancer treatment options, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Our multidisciplinary lung cancer team meets weekly for a multidisciplinary cancer conference to discuss treatment option, review radiology and pathology images, and construct a plan of care for each patient.

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is also on the leading edge of cancer research. In fact, our Research Program represents one of the largest community-based oncology/hematology programs in the U.S. Patients who choose to enroll in a lung cancer clinical trial may benefit both from expert care and the knowledge that they are helping scientists discover better ways to prevent and fight cancer.

Open Clinical Trials & Research Information for Lung Cancer

Robot-Assisted Surgical Expertise

New technologies have transformed how procedures of the lungs and esophagus are being performed. Northside was one of the first hospitals in Georgia to use minimally invasive techniques for thoracic surgery. Robotic surgery is a much less invasive alternative to traditional open surgeries. The technology allows surgeons to treat patients with minimal trauma to the chest wall and ribs. Robotic surgery is performed at Northside for lung and esophageal cancers, providing a shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, and easier recovery compared to an open procedure. Northside was one of the first hospitals in Georgia to use robotics for thoracic surgery.