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
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery
Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery
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400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
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2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
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San Francisco, CA 94158
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