AHN interventional pulmonologists provide specialty care for benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the airways, lung tissue, and pleura (the lining of the lungs).
For patients with lung cancer, we use a team-based approach to evaluate patients and allow them to go from diagnosis to treatment in an efficient and timely manner. This team includes interventional pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists. Teams meet weekly to discuss the best plans to treat complex cases.
For patients with lung diseases who need advanced bronchoscopy, we work with general pulmonologists to formulate care plans.
We develop individualized treatment plans for a wide variety of conditions, including:
We use a bronchoscope (a scope with a camera) to diagnose pulmonary conditions. We insert the scope into your nose or mouth and move it along to your lungs and bronchial tubes. The types of diagnostic procedures we perform include:
These bronchoscopies are done to help alleviate symptoms. While many lung and breathing disorders can be treated with medications, we offer advanced bronchoscopy techniques to deliver effective treatments and relief from symptoms.
Based on your individualized care plan, our specialists can perform a wide variety of techniques, including the following:
Our experienced interventional pulmonology team regularly collaborates with thoracic surgeons, oncologists, and nurse navigators to guide you through an optimal course of care.
Patients with a current diagnosis can schedule an appointment by calling the clinic at (412) 442-2100.
Patients with severe COPD who are interested in bronchoscopic lung volume reduction should call the Interventional Pulmonary Nurse Line at (412) 552-4293 and leave a voicemail. To be scheduled, patients will be required to have had a recent pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and have quit smoking.
New patients need a current diagnosis to schedule an appointment. For symptom evaluation and diagnosis, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, internist, or family doctor.
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If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, call (412) 442-2100 at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
If you are an AHN physician, you can refer your patient through Epic® or call (888) 660-4884 to arrange an emergency admission, facility transfer, and referral.
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