Common Pulmonary Procedures
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the lung airways. It involves inserting a bronchoscopetube, with its light and small camera, through your nose or mouth, down your throat into your trachea, or windpipe, and to the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs.
Interventional pulmonology is a relatively new field in pulmonary medicine.Interventional pulmonology uses endoscopy and other tools to diagnose and treat conditions in the lungs and chest. These procedures may be offered bypulmonologists (lung specialists) who have undergone extra training.
Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall. This procedure is done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help you breathe easier.
Thoracic Needle Biopsy
Thoracic needle biopsy (TNB) is a safe rapid method used to achieve definitive diagnosis for most thoracic lesions, whether the lesion is located in the pleura, the lung parenchyma, or the mediastinum. Diffuse disease and solitary lesions are equally approachable.