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Interventional Pulmonology

National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, have one of the leading interventional pulmonology programs in the Rocky Mountain region. Our interventional pulmonologists have extensive experience performing lung procedures to help diagnose and treat all types of lung disease, including lung nodules and lung cancer

We are among the first hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region to have minimally invasive robotic bronchoscopy technology that allows our physicians to get tissue samples from deep within the lungs where 70 percent of nodules reside.

Interventional Pulmonology Care

Interventional pulmonology patients need specialized diagnosis and treatment from highly trained and experienced physicians.

Specialized Diagnosis & Treatment

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

Interventional Pulmonology Procedures

Our program offers:

  • Argo Plasma Coagulation
  • Chest tube placement
  • Electrocautery
  • Endobronchial valve replacement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound System (EBUS)
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Indwelling tunneled pleural catheter placement
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Robotic Bronchoscopy
  • Stents
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheostomy placement and management

Interventional Pulmonologists

Ellen Volker

Ellen Volker, MD, MSPH