Interventional Pulmonology Program

The National Jewish Health Interventional Pulmonology Program in Denver, Colorado, offers a wide range of minimally invasive diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative (symptom-relieving) airway procedures. Our interventional pulmonologists are fellowship-trained and have extensive experience performing minimally invasive procedures that help accurately diagnose patients with lung nodules and other lung concerns.

In partnership with Saint Joseph Hospital, National Jewish Health is among the first hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region to offer robotic bronchoscopy as minimally invasive option for patients with lung nodules and other lung concerns that need to be biopsied.

Learn more about Robotic Bronchoscopy Program


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 disease management
  • Management of advanced asthma and emphysema


Interventional Pulmonology Procedures

  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound System (EBUS)
  • Robotic bronchoscopy
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Electrocautery
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation
  • Balloon dilation
  • Airway stent placement
  • Endobronchial valve placement
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Indwelling tunneled pleural catheter placement


Clinical Trials

The Interventional Pulmonology team participates in multinational and national clinical trials.