Services and 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.

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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