Interventional Pulmonology

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Interventional Pulmonology is a relatively new field within pulmonary medicine and PCSI is proud to be home to the first board-certified interventional pulmonologist in Florida, having successfully completed the extra training necessary to obtain such a status, and is certified by the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP).

Pulmonary diagnosis and treatment.

The practice of interventional pulmonology uses tiny cameras for precision guidance and other minimally-invasive advanced diagnostic measures to take a closer look at the lungs in real-time, broadening the options for pulmonary diagnosis and treatment options.

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Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy.

Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy includes mediastinal endobronchial ultrasound, narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy (NBI), peripheral endobronchial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigation diagnostic bronchoscopy (ENB).
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Therapeutic bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology include argon plasma coagulation in tumor ablation and cauterization, balloon dilation for airway narrowing, brachytherapy (high-dose rate) for tumor destruction, bronchial thermoplasty, cryotherapy for bronchial lesions, cryobiopsies for interstitial lung diseases, endobronchial electrosurgery for removal and destruction of airway lesions, endobronchial mitomycin-C to delay airway restenosis, endobronchial steroid injections for inflammatory disease, endobronchial valve insertion for intractable air leak, foreign body removal, and stent placement for malignant airway narrowing.

Robotic Bronchoscopy.

PCSI offers new technology that promises to fight lung cancer in a new way.

Used to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample for biopsy, the goal of Auris Health’s Monarch™ Platform is to enable earlier and more-accurate diagnosis of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung.

The technology integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science, and endoscopy (the use of small cameras and tools to enter the body through its natural openings). Dr. Wellikoff is among the first pulmonologists in the United States to utilize the platform, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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The Monarch™ Platform robot is operated via a video game-like controller and utilizes a flexible robotic endoscopy to navigate through the periphery of the lungs with improved vision, reach and control. This allows us to reach locations in the lung that have traditionally been inaccessible by bronchoscopy until now, making lung cancer detection and diagnosis earlier, and treatment options and outcomes better.

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The clear choice
for your diagnostic
and treatment plan.

Our experts are committed to providing you with the diagnostic and treatment options that offer you higher standards of medicine and care.

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The clear choice
for your diagnostic
and treatment plan.

Our experts are committed to providing you with the diagnostic and treatment options that offer you higher standards of medicine and care.

How can we help You?