Doctors in the interventional pulmonology department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, diagnose and treat cancers of the respiratory system. This cancer field focuses on respiratory cancers, including small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. To accurately diagnose lung cancer, pathologists at CTCA® test the characteristics of cancer cells to identify specific cancer types. Interventional pulmonologists at our Atlanta-area hospital work with patients throughout their cancer journey, from initial diagnosis and staging through treatment and side effect management. Individualized care begins with an assessment of a patient’s symptoms, as well as a comprehensive review the patient’s health history and medical records.
An interventional pulmonologist is a physician who has undergone additional training and education to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the airways, among other conditions. With minimally invasive procedures, interventional pulmonologists at the Atlanta hospital offer alternatives for lung cancer patients who cannot undergo traditional surgical procedures. Patients receiving interventional pulmonology treatments at CTCA Atlanta may experience less trauma, fewer complications and faster recovery times. At the cancer center in Atlanta, interventional pulmonologists may also help patients who have been diagnosed with pneumonia, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis, asthma and pulmonary hypertension.
Our expert doctors are committed to treating the whole person, not just the lung cancer. At our Atlanta hospital, we understand that managing the side effects of cancer treatment is part of the battle. Your integrated team of cancer experts will combine advanced medical treatments with evidence-informed supportive therapies to help you manage side effects and stay strong throughout treatment. Managing your side effects is an important step in helping you focus on healing and improving your quality of life.