Interventional pulmonology is a noninvasive way to diagnose and treat lung disorders. This includes lung cancer, emphysema, benign airway disorders and pleural diseases. The Interventional Pulmonology program at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Mountain View Center is the only one on the West Coast offering 22 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Our interventional pulmonologists collaborate with doctors in Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Medical Oncology, and offer our patients cutting-edge noninvasive procedures. PAMF interventional pulmonologist Ganesh Krishna, M.D., is among a few doctors in the United States who are experts in the inReach electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy system.
Interventional Pulmonology Articles
Read the following articles by Dr. Krishna for more information on Interventional Pulmonology:
- "Minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules," by Ganesh Krishna, M.D., FCCP and Michael K.
Gould, M.D. Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine.
- "Transbronchial Cryobiopsy: A New Tool for Lung Biopsies," by Alexander Babiaka, Jürgen Hetzelb, Ganesh Krishna, Peter Fritzc, Peter Moellerd, Tahsin Ballia, Martin Hetzela. Respiration Internation Journal of Thoracic Medicine.
Read how Dr. Krishna greatly improved Gary Cogger's breathing using bronchial thermoplasty.
Joan Hinckley is grateful Dr. Krishna could biopsy her lungs noninvasively.
Dr. Krishna helped Alisen Kona get her breath, and her energy, back.
Read Interventional Pulmonology patient Carol Thorington's story.
Dr. Krisha's Articles
"Transbronchial Cryobiopsy: A New Tool for Lung Biopsies," by Ganesh Krishna, M.D. Resprion, February 2009.
Healthwise Articles: Lungs & Breathing
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Mountain View, CA 94040
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