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Interventional Pulmonology in Houston

In collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center employs board-certified interventional pulmonologists, making us one of the largest lung centers in Texas that offers interventional pulmonology. As part of our multi-specialty lung program, our physicians perform advanced bronchoscopy and the latest procedures. 

Our Interventional Pulmonology Program provides consultation services for both malignant and benign disorders of the lung and the airways as well as a comprehensive approach to evaluation and management.

Conditions Treated by Interventional Pulmonologists

  • Lung cancer

  • Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)

  • Abnormal chest X-rays/CTs

  • Pulmonary nodules

  • Pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs)

  • Endobronchial tumors and other airway obstructions

  • Pneumothorax

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

  • Tracheal stenosis

Advanced Procedures for Complex Lung Conditions

Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration

  • Radial endobronchial ultrasound 

  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy

  • Transbronchial cryobiopsy

Pleural Procedures

  • Pleural ultrasound

  • Tunneled indwelling pleural catheters

  • Pleuroscopy/medical thoracoscopy

  • Pleurodesis

  • Thoracentesis

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

  • Electrocautery/electrosurgery

  • Rigid bronchoscopy

  • Airway stenting

  • Balloon dilation of the airways

  • Endobronchial cryotherapy

  • Microdebrider bronchoscopy

  • LASER and argon plasma coagulation

  • Intrabronchial and endobronchial valves for persistent air leaks

  • Bronchial thermoplasty

  • Foreign body removal

  • Whole lung lavage