Interventional Pulmonology is a fast-growing sub-specialty of pulmonary and critical care medicine. It focuses on diagnosing and treating various conditions, including:
- Nodules or masses within the chest
- Lymph node enlargement
- Fluid around the lungs
- Blockages of the airway
When you can't breathe, nothing else matters. That is why our team works at the forefront of clinical practice and research to deliver the best, state-of-the-art and most personalized care possible.
If you have questions about a pulmonary condition or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact us.
About our practice
We provide multidisciplinary care by partnering with our colleagues from:
- Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Thoracic Surgery
We aim to provide care as quickly as possible with outstanding communication with you and referring physicians. Our team has undergone years of special training in the field and provide care in various settings.
We use different tools and procedures to provide you with the best care possible. Of these, we use a bronchoscope for the majority of procedures performed. The bronchoscope is a small, flexible camera inserted through the mouth or nose into the lower airways to allow inspection, biopsy, or any number of other techniques at our disposal.
We are the only program in New Hampshire to offer:
- Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (inserting valves into the airways in those with severe COPD)
- Robotic bronchoscopy
Conditions we evaluate and treat
- Air around the lungs (pneumothorax)
- Blockages or narrowing of the trachea and airways
- Coughing up of blood (hemoptysis)
- Enlarged lymph nodes within the chest
- Fluid around the lungs (pleural effusions)
- Lung nodules and masses
- Severe COPD and emphysema
Procedures we offer
- Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes
- Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) for severe emphysema/COPD
- Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
- Medical thoracoscopy
- Percutaneous tracheostomy
- Placement and management of drains around the lung
- Removal of fluid from around the lungs (thoracentesis)
- Removal of tumor or other blockage from the airways
- Robotic bronchoscopy and biopsy of nodules in the lung
- Use of stents or balloons to open the airways
Additional links and procedure information
- BD PleurX Drainage Catheter System: Patient Education – Draining Fluid Procedure (video)
- BD PleurX catheter drainage instructions (PDF download)
- Bronchoscopy information
- Dartmouth Cancer Center
- DHMC campus map
- PleurX catheter drainage diary (PDF)
- Thoracentesis information
Interventional Pulmonology appointments and referrals
Thank you for choosing our team for your medical care. If you are a new patient, please ask your primary care provider (PCP) or other physician to forward a referral with all pertinent medical records. If you do not have a PCP or referring doctor, please call us to talk with our team. Please see our Referrals and Precertifications page for more information about referrals.
Once we receive your referral, we will contact you to schedule your appointment. We may recommend testing before your appointment, which we can help you coordinate. The scheduling secretary will explain your appointments to you in detail.
If you are a returning patient, you may use myDH to communicate securely with your providers, request or change appointments, review your medical record, and more.
For referring physicians
To refer a patient for consultation, fax our referral form (PDF) to the Physician Connection Center.
For appointments, referrals, or any other questions, contact us at: