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Interventional Pulmonary Practice

The UCSF Interventional Pulmonary Practice uses minimally invasive, state-of-the-art tests to diagnose and treat patients with lung conditions. We work closely with the other pulmonary clinics at UCSF to provide highly specialized, comprehensive care for our patients.

Some of the tests we perform include:

  • Ablative bronchoscopic techniques (cryo-surgery, electrosurgery, argon plasma coagulation, cryospray, photodynamic therapy)
  • Advanced bronchoscopy (electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy) endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), rigid bronchoscopy
  • Complex pleural effusions: ultrasound, thoracentesis, chest tubes, tunneled pleural catheters, medical thoracoscopy
  • Diagnostic and staging procedures
  • Fiducial placement for radiation therapy
  • Tracheal and bronchial obstructions
  • Tracheal and bronchial stent placement

Conditions we treat:

  • Lung and chest conditions
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Lung nodules
  • Sarcoidosis and other non-cancer lung conditions

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      Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery

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    What to Bring

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    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
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