Minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer and other serious non-malignant airway obstructions.
Interventional pulmonology is a relatively new specialty in pulmonary medicine. Interventional pulmonology uses endoscopy and other tools to diagnose and treat conditions in the lungs and chest.
Neil Ninan, MD
3434 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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When a patient experiences shortness of breath, coughing, or chest pain this could be an indication of a more serious condition such as lung cancer or a disease of the respiratory system. These symptoms can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life, and they may also delay or interrupt the success of other treatments.
Touro’s interventional pulmonology program offers patients minimally invasive treatments for the diagnosis and advanced treatments of diseases of the lungs and respiratory system.
Minimally invasive techniques:
By using advanced bronchoscopic and pleuroscopic techniques, a specially trained surgeon performs minimally invasive interventional procedures through the airways and chest cavity to remove obstructions in the airway or fluid around the lungs and thereby immediately reduce the symptoms that were causing discomfort.
Lung Cancer Treatment
State-of-the-art diagnostic tools and procedures are used to accurately diagnose and stage the disease. Each patient’s determined treatment plan is unique, based on many factors.
For people with cancer of the lungs, the biopsies performed by interventional pulmonologists can often accurately identify the spread of cancer into lymph nodes. This can prevent unnecessary surgery or help determine the best choice for treatment.
Interventional pulmonologists work closely with pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, critical care physicians, cardiothoracic and thoracic surgeons and other specialists to ensure a complete continuum of care for each patient