Interventional pulmonology


Interventional pulmonology is a specialty within pulmonary medicine that focuses on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pulmonary and thoracic disease.

Mayo Clinic's interventional pulmonologists work closely with lung surgeons, cancer specialists and pathologists to ensure the right procedure is performed.

Physicians board-certified in interventional pulmonology by the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary:

Interventional pulmonologists offer diagnostic and treatment services for all major lung problems, including comprehensive evaluations of:

We also treat the following diseases that involve the airway, as well as many others:

Other areas of expertise include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung cancer diagnosis and evaluation
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Thoracentesis

We perform the following procedures:

  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Balloon dilation
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Electromagnetic navigational (EMN) bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial cryotherapy and biopsy
  • Endobronchial laser treatment
  • Endobronchial ultrasound biopsy (EBUS)
  • Foreign body removal
  • Microknife treatment of strictures
  • Placement of endobronchial valves for persistent air leaks
  • Placement of stents in the airways
  • Radial endobronchial ultrasound biopsy (radial EBUS)
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Transbronchial cryobiopsy for diagnosis of interstitial lung disease