What is an Interventional Pulmonologist?

Scott & White Healthcare - Pulmonary

An interventional pulmonologist is a pulmonary physician who has additional training to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the airways (wind tubes of the lung), diseases of the pleura (the lining of the rib cage), diagnosis and treatment of complications of cancers affecting the chest including treatment of obstruction of the main airways (trachea and main bronchial tubes to each lung), diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusions (fluid accumulation around the lung) among several other conditions.

Interventional pulmonologists work with cardiothoracic and thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, critical care specialists, gastroenterologists, radiologists and interventional radiologists, respiratory therapists and nursing teams.

You might be referred to an interventional pulmonologist for diagnosis of infection, lung cancer, bleeding from the lungs, tracheal stenosis, sarcoidosis and other conditions to provide invasive and non-invasive treatment therapies and help recommend the best treatment options for your condition.

You might be referred to an interventional pulmonologist for diagnosis of infection, lung cancer, bleeding, sarcoidosis and other conditions to provide noninvasive treatment therapies and help recommend the betst treatment options for your condition.


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