We specialise in offering you the latest interventional treatments for lung conditions, where medication therapy alone has failed to adequately control symptoms.

The burden of chronic lung disease is high in the Australian population. Many people with lung disease are unaware that a range of interventional treatments is now available which can improve their breathlessness.

What is Interventional Pulmonology?

Interventional pulmonology is a branch of Respiratory medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease, utilising minimally invasive techniques. Procedures are performed via a bronchoscope through the airways, so no invasive surgery is required.

The areas of Interventional Pulmonology we cover are:

  • Flexible and Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) with one way valves for COPD
  • ELVR with steam or “glue” for patients with COPD not suitable for valves
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (Linear EBUS) –  for the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal nodes
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (Radial EBUS) – for the diagnosis of peipheral lung nodules
  • Dilatation/stenting of airways
  • Management of Proximal Airways Obstuction including tumours with Laser (Nd-Yag and Holium), cryoprobe and APC
  • Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease with cryoprobe biopsy
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty for Refractory Asthma

Is this for you?

Interventional treatments can improve symptoms, function and quality of life in selected people with chronic lung disease. These treatments are usually only offered when optimal medication therapy has already been tried, and failed, to adequately control symptoms.

Not everyone is suitable for these procedures and our physicians will need to fully assess you before any interventional treatments can be offered.

Contact us for more information.