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Interventional Pulmonology


Interventional pulmonary is a relatively new subspecialty of Pulmonary Medicine that is dedicated to advanced procedures in pulmonary and critical care. These involve diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative procedures. At present, we have full range of interventional pulmonary services at OSU:

  • Radial & Linear Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Nd-YAG laser
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Pleural catheters
  • Medical Thoracoscopy under Conscious Sedation
  • Airway Stents Silicone and hybrid
  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis
  • Balloon Dilation
  • Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy
  • Narrow Band Imaging
  • Foreign Body Removal with Flexible or Rigid Bronchoscope
  • Thoracic ultrasound
  • Confocal Bronchoscopy
  • Whole Lung Lavage
  • Endobronchial Valve Placement
  • Cryobiopsy

In addition to these advanced procedures we also do the following routine bronchoscopic procedures:

  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Endobronchial Biopsy
  • Trans Bronchial Needle Biopsy and Aspiration of lung mass or lymph glands
  • Transbronchial Biopsy of lung mass


In the ICU we do the following Critical Care Procedures:

  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis, paracentesis, line placement, lumbar puncture, etc.
  • Ultrasound evaluation of critically ill patients in the ICU

Click here for more information on these specific procedures.

Click here to meet the Interventional Pulmonary Faculty