Welcome to the Interventional Pulmonology Program

The Interventional Pulmonology Program at Emory Healthcare is the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind in Georgia. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. We created the program to provide patients with access to the latest, minimally invasive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatments for lung and pleural diseases. 

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

Treatments and Services 

TOTAL Lung Cancer Clinic

The 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 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 program, we perform the following advanced, non-invasive diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative procedures in both the inpatient and outpatient setting:

Procedures for Benign Airway Disease

  • Trans-Tracheal Oxygen (TTO) Catheter Placement
  • Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction for COPD
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty for Severe Asthma 

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

Make an Appointment 

To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7777 and speak with a HealthConnection registered nurse or representative. The team can answer almost any health-related question. Plus, help you:

  • Find a convenient location
  • Find a physician
  • Plan a visit
  • Get a physician referral
  • Interpret insurance coverage

The HealthConnection Team is available Monday–Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. 

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How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.