Bronchoscopy (Diagnostic & Interventional)


  • Endobronchial Ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS): Used to access mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes to diagnose and stage lung cancer
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB): Used to sample lung nodules and masses.
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy: Performed in operating room to open airways blocked with tumor or remove foreign bodies.
  • Bronchoscopy with endobronchial & transbronchial biopsies: Performed to diagnose benign and malignant airway and lung disorders
  • ND-YAG Laser and Argon Plasma Coagulation: Used to treat benign and malignant central airway obstruction
  • Airway Stent Placement: To relieve benign and malignant airway obstruction
  • Photodynamic Therapy: Used to relieve malignant central airway obstruction
  • Whole Lung Lavage: For treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis


  • Bronchial Thermoplasty: For patients with moderate-severe persistent asthma not controlled with optimization of medical therapy, bronchial thermoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that has been proven to decrease the frequency of severe exacerbations, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations for asthma.
  • Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) with Zephyr Valves: For symptomatic patients with emphysema and significant hyperinflation, the recently FDA-approved Zephyr valves can be used to induce collapse of an emphysematous lobe to achieve volume reduction and improvement in lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life.

Learn more about Pulmonary Medicine at The Oregon Clinic