Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has achieved international recognition for its pioneering work in the field of interventional pulmonary medicine. This field includes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to critical care medicine and the care of patients with a variety of pulmonary conditions such as lung cancer, pleural disease and airway disorders. Lahey pulmonologists are experts in rigid bronchoscopy, a specialized procedure used in conjunction with radiation or laser therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers. Our pulmonologists also use a diagnostic technique called autofluorescence bronchoscopy, which is used to evaluate central airways and can detect cancerous changes that cannot be seen with conventional bronchoscopy.
We also a post-graduate CME course designed for experienced thoracic endoscopists and will cover indications, contraindications, and clinical applications of various procedures in the field of interventional pulmonology including: rigid bronchoscopy, laser bronchoscopy, endobronchial stent insertion, transbronchial needle aspiration, percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, cryotherapy, electrocautery, photodynamic therapy and medical thoracoscopy. Learn More.