Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
The pulmonary team at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are experts in the management of a wide spectrum of lung conditions with a focus on advanced lung disease. At the forefront of research and innovation, and combined with our excellence in clinical care and education, we offer our patients unique access to new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Our program was designated high performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by U.S. News and World Report in 2020.
Continuing to Specialize in Mesothelioma Treatment
Clinical Trials at the Mesothelioma Treatment Center
State-of-the-Art Thoracic Surgical Care
Our capabilities include:
Board-Certified Interventional Pulmonologists
In collaboration with Baylor Medicine, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center employs board-certified interventional pulmonologists, making us one of the largest lung centers in Texas that provides interventional pulmonology. As part of our comprehensive lung program, our physicians perform advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, pleural procedures, and therapeutic bronchoscopy.
Our Interventional Pulmonology Program offers consultation services for both malignant and benign disorders of the lung and the airways. Led by Dr. Ali Jiwani, this program offers a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and management.
Conditions treated by our interventional pulmonologists include:
Procedures we offer include bronchoscopy as well as advanced procedures:
Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
Patient Story: Kathleen Cruz With Interventional Pulmonologist Dr. Ali Jiwani
Ms. Cruz went home requiring some support but was walking 4-5 weeks after the procedure, out of diapers, and on the road to recovery. She still had a trach and required oxygen and suction, but she was happy to be recovering. She continued to follow up with Dr. Jiwani regularly and had routine bronchoscopies to dilate her airway.
Improving Outcomes in Lung Transplantation
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Pioneers in Sleep Apnea Treatment
Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
Chris’ Story: From Stage Four to Survivor
Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Clinics
“Small changes to therapy can make big changes in the life of someone who is suffering from this,” said Barto.