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A Northwestern Medicine Interventional Pulmonology specialist examines a patient's lung scan image on a computer.

Interventional Pulmonology is part of Northwestern Medicine and the Northwestern University Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We are a subspecialty of pulmonary (lung and chest) medicine and surgery. Our primary focus is the evaluation of possible lung cancer (spots on chest X-rays or CT scans). We perform minimally invasive biopsies to help determine if patients have lung cancer. We also help patients with other lung and chest conditions, including the following:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Airway stenosis (narrowing of the airway)
  • Bronchopleural fistulas
  • Central airway obstructions
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hemoptysis (spitting up blood)
  • Lung cancer, primary and metastatic
  • Lung nodules and masses
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural disease, tumors and effusions
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe asthma
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Pleural effusions
  • Severe asthma

We deliver care with leading-edge technologies informed by the latest research in collaboration with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our goal is to provide exceptional and timely patient care, especially for those facing the possibility of lung cancer. We work at all three Northwestern Medicine hospitals and collaborate with primary care providers from any location.