Interventional Pulmonology

Interventional pulmonology (IP), a growing area of pulmonary medicine, focuses on using advanced, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat conditions in the lungs and chest. By using endoscopic techniques instead of surgery, this approach to care offers faster diagnosis, quicker recovery time, and less pain for our patients.

At Jupiter Medical Center’s Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center, our interventional pulmonologists use state-of-the-art technology to identify the cause of your respiratory symptoms and then provide the care needed to help you breathe more comfortably.

Conditions Our Interventional Pulmonologists Treat

Our interventional pulmonologists offer diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Airway strictures
  • Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
  • Cancer/tumors of the lung
  • Complex airway disorders
  • Lung nodules
  • Pleural diseases (including pleural effusions and pneumothorax)
  • Rare diseases of the airway (i.e. pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, recurrent pulmonary papillomatosis)

Our interventional pulmonologists work closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, critical care physicians, and respiratory therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for each of our patients. This team approach to care combined with the advanced skills of our interventional pulmonologists, ensures our patients receive the highest quality of care for these conditions.

Interventional Pulmonology Procedures Offered

Our team offers a variety of interventional pulmonology procedures, including:

  • Balloon airway dilation
  • Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma
  • Bronchial lung volume reduction
  • Bronchoscopy, flexible and rigid
  • Chest tube and tunneled pleural catheter placement
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound, radial and linear
  • Endobronchial valve placement
  • Medical thoracoscopy, pleural biopsy and pleurodesis
  • Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
  • Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy
  • Tracheal and bronchial stent placement
  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis and pleural manometry

We are committed to improving the quality of life of our patients by alleviating symptoms like shortness of breath. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with our care team, we will recommend the best option for you.

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