The physicians in the University of Maryland Division of Thoracic Surgery offer a full range of endobronchial therapy services. Our dedicated team of experts is supported by an advanced cardiothoracic ICU and offers a wide range of options to treat benign and malignant lesions located in the tracheobronchial tree.
- Laser Ablation
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
- Permanent & Temporary Endobronchial Stents
- Endobronchial Brachytherapy
- Airway Surgery
Advances in sophisticated airway techniques have made it possible to achieve dramatic results with even the most complicated endobronchial lesions.
Our team of experts is able to rapidly assess each patient's needs and readily offer the most appropriate procedures. This may include a combination of several treatment modalities.
For the most difficult cases, a staged approach offers immediate relief of symptoms followed by more definitive intervention. Our considerable expertise in advanced critical care and anesthesia allows us to successfully perform some of the most complex airway interventions available today.
Having a variety of treatment modalities available allows Medical Center physicians to select the therapeutic options most suited to the particular patient. This allows for treatment plans that are uniquely tailored to address the specific needs and limitations of patients with endobronchial lesions.
Quality of Life
For patients with airway obstruction, rapid restoration of quality of life is of paramount importance. Having all treatment options available in one location guarantees the most expeditious and effective management, which translates into the fastest possible return of patients to their normal lifestyle.
Open scheduling monitored by experienced staff offers patients immediate access to some of the most innovative therapies available today. Patients with airway obstructions that are treated by the experts at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center are often discharged the same day as they are treated.
The only one of its kind in the region, the Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center is led by an experienced group of nationally recognized specialists who are leaders in the treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic cancers. This team includes expert surgeons who pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as thoracoscopic staging.
Working Together with You
Our experienced staff encourages and facilitates ongoing communication with referring physicians, patients and their family members. Working together with our referring physicians and our patients results in a high level of satisfaction for all involved.
For more information or to schedule an appointment/referral, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients), or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).