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.
Ali Musani, MD, FCCP, joined National Jewish Health to create our Interventional Pulmonology Program. Dr. Musani is an international expert in the latest technologies, such as Endobronchial Ultrasound System for early detection and staging of cancers of the lung and other organs, superDimension Navigation System for early diagnosis of pulmonary nodules, laser therapy to destroy tumors, and stent placement in the airways for many benign and malignant diseases. He is also considered a national and international leader in the use of long term indwelling pleural catheters for the treatment of malignant pleural effusions.
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
Airways stent implantation and removal
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:
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.