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Our Interventional Pulmonology Program offers advanced, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment options for thoracic abnormalities and pulmonary disease. As part of the Chest Clinic, we provide care for lung cancer, airway disease, and pleural effusions, and advanced treatments for benign lung diseases like emphysema and asthma.
Care and Treatment
Our team provides diagnostic testing and treatment for thoracic abnormalities and pulmonary diseases including:
Bronchoscopy procedures: Enables us to visualize specific lobes or bronchi, better detect premalignant lesions, and navigate to hard-to-reach lung lesions for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Options include flexible bronchoscopy, electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy combined with thermal ablation, and mechanical techniques to alleviate symptoms.
Endobronchial ultrasound: Guides sampling of central lung masses and lymph nodes for diagnosis of lung cancer, lung infections, or other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes or abnormalities within the lung.
Pleural procedures: Includes pleuroscopy or thoracentesis, which enable visualization of the pleural space and treatment at the source of fluid.
Dynamic imaging: Involves collaboration with thoracic radiologists using the most advanced and fastest CT scanners to provide personalized and precise characterizations of airways.
3D printing: Creates custom-designed anatomic replica of the airway, which allows our team to examine abnormalities and determine appropriate prosthesis or treatment options.
Bronchial thermoplasty: Delivers precisely controlled thermal energy to the airways via a catheter for people with severe or persistent asthma.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referral Information.