The Interventional Pulmonology Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Siteman Cancer Center, is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of lung disorders including airway obstructions, pleural effusions and pulmonary complications of cancer.
Using specialized training and cutting-edge technology, the Interventional Pulmonology Center offers the following services:
- advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy
- therapeutic bronchoscopy
- pleural diagnostics and therapeutics
Collaboration through the Complicated Airway Service
The Complicated Airway Service offers comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary staff of specialists. Interventional Pulmonology evaluates patients in collaboration with physicians in thoracic surgery, otolaryngology and diagnostic radiology to ensure appropriate evaluation and management of complicated airways. The relationship ensures seamless referrals across medical specialties.
Treating Pulmonary Complications of Cancer
Interventional Pulmonology also works closely with referring medical oncologists to treat patients with pulmonary complications of cancer. Referrals to Siteman Cancer Center oncologists can be arranged for further management of thoracic cancer. The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center within 250 miles of St. Louis.
Convenient Location and Dedicated Suite
Patients are initially seen at the Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center on the 8th floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, or at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
. Outpatient procedures are performed at the new Interventional Pulmonology Center on the street level of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital south campus. The Center has a full-time staff comprised of an attending physician, a pulmonary fellow, advanced practice registered nurse, a registered nurse and a respiratory therapist.