Interventional Pulmonology Clinic
UW Health's multidisciplinary Interventional Pulmonology Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, diagnoses and treats lung cancer and structural disorders of the airway.
Our specialists use advanced diagnostic and interventional procedures for evaluation, staging and therapy of cancers and the evaluation of pleural disease (disease of the membrane covering the lungs and chest cavity).
Common Disease Diagnoses
Diseases that are common to this practice include:
- Undiagnosed lung masses
- Lung cancer and metastatic cancers
- Pleural effusions
- Tracheal and bronchial stenosis
Patient procedures offered include:
- Endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy
- Virtual imaging guided diagnostic procedures
- Rigid and laser bronchoscopy
- Argon plasma coagulation
- Stent placement
- Balloon bronchoplasty
- Medical thoracoscopy
- Indwelling pleural catheter placement
The Advantages of Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy
The Interventional Pulmonology Clinic uses electromagnetic guidance during bronchoscopy to investigate small lung nodules that may be cancerous. With electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, we can approach lesions that are too small for conventional bronchoscopic evaluation. Biopsies performed with this technique may allow for an earlier diagnosis.
Combined with the established programs in endobronchial ultrasound and CT-guided needle biopsies, we believe that we will be able to offer very accurate minimally-invasive diagnostic, staging and treatment strategies for patients.