Bronchoscopy — This procedure involves using a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope to diagnose problems with the airway, lungs and lymph nodes in the chest.
Therapeutic Bronchoscopy — Using a bronchoscope, physicians can perform laser resections, insert stents and remove obstructions.
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) — This minimally invasive procedure helps diagnose lung cancer, infections, sarcoidosis and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest. It uses high frequency sound waves to create an anatomic view within the body. EBUS allows physicians to see beyond the bronchial wall to diseased tissue, lymph nodes and/or lesions outside of the bronchial airways, and obtain a biopsy without making any incisions.
Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy — This procedure utilizes electromagnetic technology to guide endoscopic catheters through the bronchial pathways of the lung. It acts much like a GPS system and creates a virtual, three-dimensional (3D) bronchial map from chest scans. Physicians can locate and biopsy lesions, stage lymph nodes and insert fiducial markers to guide radiation therapy or methylene blue to guide minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
Thoracentesis — This procedure involves draining the fluid around the lungs to alleviate abdominal fullness, pain and breathing issues.
PleurX® catheter placement — This procedure utilizes a special, tunneled catheter that allows patients to drain fluid around the lungs themselves instead of scheduling multiple visits for thoracentesis.