Interventional Pulmonology Program

The National Jewish Health Interventional Pulmonology Program offers a wide spectrum of minimally invasive diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative (symptom-relieving) airway procedures.

National Jewish Health is now one of only a handful of centers around the country-and the only center in the Rocky Mountain Region-offering interventional pulmonology services with a formally trained specialist. 


Our Services

  • Identify, diagnose and treat pulmonary nodules
  • Early detection of lung cancer
  • Diagnose and treat airway obstructions due to benign and malignant diseases
  • Airway recanalization with laser and other modalities
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Pleural procedures 
  • Airways stent implantation and removal
  • Balloon bronchoplasty
  • Bronchial thermoplasty


Procedure Units

The Interventional Pulmonology team will perform most procedures at National Jewish Health, however, procedures requiring anesthesia, an operating room or follow-up ICU care will be done at Rose Medical Center. 

Our procedure units are equipped with:


Clinical Trials

The Interventional Pulmonology team will be conducting several multinational and national clinical trials, including those focused on treatment of asthma and emphysema with non-pharmacological approaches.