Procedures and Testing

There are tests and procedures that will occur in the doctor’s office and the hospital setting.  Some procedures and tests aid with diagnosing and treating your illness while others help monitor the progression. The type of tests depend on the illness and/ or the symptoms you are experiencing.  Below are some of the tests and procedures most commonly ordered and/ or performed by the Pulmonologist.

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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