Interventional pulmonology refers to advanced, minimally invasive techniques that are used to diagnose and treat lung and lung-related diseases and airway disorders. Minimally invasive means we gain access to the area needing care through a very small incision or through an opening in the body, such as the nose, to avoid making incisions.
Interventional pulmonologists are lung care specialists who’ve had extra training in procedures that use an endoscope — a flexible, lighted tube — and other tools to diagnose and treat lung conditions and diseases without surgery. These highly skilled specialists use the most sophisticated, least invasive techniques and technologies available to treat a wide-range of lung conditions and diseases. Your interventional pulmonologist works closely with your other doctors — such as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and thoracic surgeons — to provide coordinated care.
The Interventional Pulmonology Program at El Camino Health is one of the leading programs of its kind on the West Coast.
Learn more about El Camino Health’s minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat lung conditions.
Discovering New Treatments
We’re involved in ongoing research to improve medical knowledge about interventional pulmonology, and we collaborate with many manufacturers and device developers. Our participation in research allows us to offer you access to the latest treatments through clinical trials.