Interventional Pulmonology Program

Interventional Pulmonology ProgramThe 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.

 

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 procedures 

  • Airways stent implantation and removal

  • Balloon bronchoplasty

Procedure Units

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:

 

Clinical Trials

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.