Northwest Pulmonary Associates
Specializing in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine

Procedures / Diagnostics

Pulmonary and Critical Care physicians are skilled in many procedures and minimally invasive operations. Our physicians expertly perform the following diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:

  • Bronchoscopy (insertion of a thin camera into the airways)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (a state of the art technique for otherwise difficult to biopsy lung tumors)
  • Radial Bronchoscopy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Mediastinal Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis (drainage of fluid from around the lung)
  • Pleurodesis
  • Chest Tube placement
  • PleurX catheter placement, management and removal
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Central venous access
  • Temporary dialysis access
  • Arterial catheterization
  • Pulmonary Function Testing