Interventional Pulmonology Treatments

TOTAL Lung Cancer Clinic

The Interventional Pulmonology Program is a founding member of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic (TOTAL: Thoracic Oncology Treatment and Long Term Care Clinic). Patients are evaluated and managed in a multidisciplinary approach with the involvement of our colleagues in Thoracic Surgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Treatment plans are individualized based on patient needs with the most advanced care possible.

As a complete Interventional Pulmonology Program, we perform the following advanced, non-invasive diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative procedures in both the inpatient and outpatient setting:

Innovative Procedures for Benign Airway Disease

  • Trans-Tracheal Oxygen (TTO) Catheter Placement
  • Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction for COPD
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty for Severe Asthma - This procedure is used for patients with asthma that is refractory to traditional medical therapies.

Advanced Diagnostic Procedures

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy (with bronchoalveolar lavage or lung biopsy)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (SuperDimension™)
  • High Definition and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) Bronchoscopy
  • Medical Thoracoscopy with Pleural Biopsy and Pleurodesis

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy for Benign and Malignant Airway Disease

  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  • Fiducial Placement for External Beam Radiation Treatment (EBRT)
  • Airway Stent Placement and Removal (Metallic, Hybrid and Silicone)
  • Bronchoplasty
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Chronic In-dwelling Pleural Drainage Catheters (Pleurx™)
  • Thoracic Ultrasound-guided Chest Tube Placement
  • Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy