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Interventional Pulmonary Program

Interventional Pulmonary is an area of pulmonary medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of airway, lung, pleural, and mediastinal conditions using minimally invasive techniques.

There's now a life-changing treatment for COPD patients in Georgia


Our program was established in 2017 when Dr. Ralitza Martin joined Piedmont Healthcare. We offer a state of the art bronchoscopy procedure suite and a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Our program is the first in the state of Georgia to offer the endobronchial lung volume reduction valves for patients with severe emphysema.

Dr. Martin is board certified in Interventional Pulmonology and works closely with other specialties including Thoracic Surgery, Radiology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Pathology. Our goal is to focus on high quality, comprehensive, patient centered care. We strive to provide every patient a unique and exceptional experience.
 

Common Conditions

  • Pulmonary Lung Nodules
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Pneumothorax
     

Common Procedures

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Tunneled Pleural Catheter Placement
  • Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Airway Stenting
  • Removal of foreign bodies
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