Interventional Pulmonology in New Orleans
A new specialty in pulmonary medicine
Interventional pulmonology is the minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer and other serious non-malignant airway obstructions. This field is a new specialty in pulmonary medicine. Interventional pulmonology relies on endoscopy and other tools to diagnose and treat conditions in the lungs and chest. Touro Physician Practices’ Neil Ninan, MD is highly trained in the study of pulmonary disease and offers unparalleled expertise in the field of interventional pulmonology.
When interventional pulmonology treatment is used
Patients who experience symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, or chest pain may be at risk for or diagnosed with more serious conditions like lung cancer or respiratory disease. On top of impacting your quality of life, these symptoms can also delay or reduce the effectiveness of other treatments.
Our interventional pulmonology program offers minimally invasive methods to diagnose and treat lung and respiratory system diseases such as:
- Obstructed airways
- Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes
- Lung nodules & masses
- Lung cancer
- Pleural diseases
With bronchoscopic and pleuroscopic techniques, a surgeon can perform interventional procedures through the airways and chest cavity to remove harmful obstructions or fluid and reduce symptoms.
Lung cancer treatment
Equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and experience performing a wide range of procedures, our team is prepared to treat lung cancer. Our team members can accurately diagnose and stage the disease before developing a customized treatment plan.
The biopsies performed by interventional pulmonologists can help identify the spread of cancer into lymph nodes. This can prevent unnecessary surgery and guide our treatment options.
Interventional pulmonologists work closely with pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, critical care physicians, cardiothoracic and thoracic surgeons, and other specialists to ensure comprehensive care for each patient.
3434 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Crescent City Physicians, Inc., dba Touro Physician Practices, is a for-profit subsidiary of Touro Infirmary.