Interventional Pulmonology

Appointments and Referrals: 619-543-5840

Interventional Pulmonology focuses on the use of minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat lung cancer, airway disorders and pleural diseases.

UC San Diego Health System is among the few medical centers in the country to offer comprehensive interventional pulmonology services. We work closely with specialists at Moores Cancer Center, regional pulmonologists, transplant physicians and primary care doctors to coordinate the medical care of our patients.


Dr. Makani performing interventional pulmonolgy procedure
Samir Makani, MD, director of the interventional pulmonology unit, prepares an airway stent.

Who We Are

Dr. Andrew LowyWe are a multidisciplinary team of nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians with specialized training in interventional pulmonology.

What We Do

Diagnostic Procedures

Therapeutic Procedures

We perform the complete range of therapeutic interventional pulmonary procedures including rigid bronchoscopyairway stenting and tumor destruction (laser therapy).

Diagnosis and treatment of pleural disorders

Contact Us

Call 619-543-5840


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