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Home > Medical Services > Lung & Respiratory Care > Lung Tests & Treatments > Less-Invasive Lung Care
Interventional pulmonology helps diagnose and treat benign and malignant pulmonary diseases, including the trachea, airways, lungs and pleura. It uses a variety of bronchoscopes and does not require open surgery, incisions or hospital stays.
Bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that uses a small camera device to help us reach, diagnose and treat virtually any lesion in the airways or the lungs. These are outpatient procedures done under conscious sedation or general anesthesia for patient comfort.
Advanced technology that creates a 3D road map of the lungs based on the patient’s CT, allowing us to locate and reach almost any size lesion and difficult areas in the lungs.
Special bronchoscope with an ultrasound device on its tip to help us locate structures next to the airways (lymph nodes, tumors) or deep in the lungs, leading to a more precise and safe biopsy.
Flexible forceps, needles or brushes are introduced through a bronchoscope, allowing us to sample tissue under direct visualization.
Similar technique as endobronchial biopsy, but instead of direct visualization, we use alternative ways of visualization, such as X-rays, CT scans and ultrasound, to find the lesion.
This technique allows enhancement of specific light waves to better visualize and biopsy areas of possible abnormal mucosa in the airways.
Dedicated pathologist present during all our bronchoscopic procedures to get an early preliminary diagnosis.
A multidisciplinary conference that includes a pulmonologist, pathologists, surgeons, oncologist and radiation oncologist where lung cancer cases are discussed.
One-day appointment that allows the patient to meet and discuss the planfor treatment of lung cancer with all the involved physicians during the same office visit.
For questions or referrals please call, (319) 221-8788.