Airway Program

Airway Program

This comprehensive program offers advanced diagnostic evaluation of lung nodules and endoscopic lung cancer staging using endobronchial ultrasound to complement mediastinoscopy. This helps more accurately stage patients with lung cancer, along with GPS-guided bronchoscopy tools to navigate and biopsy hard-to-reach peripheral lung nodules with significantly greater precision. The program also assists patients with advanced airway disease requiring tumor excision and airway stenting.

Surgeries / Procedures

Airway debridement
Airway stenting
Bronchial thermoplasty
Fiducial seed implant for CyberKnife
High dose brachytherapy
Laser therapy



Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
Shortness of breath
Trouble breathing

Airway tumors
Bronchial stenosis
Chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD)
Tracheal stenosis
Tracheal tumors


Contact Information

Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-6800
Fax: 206-215-6801

Becoming a Patient

Your clinic visit, what to expect before, during and after surgery
What to Expect

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 Patient Stories

Swedish Thoracic Surgery is a proud member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,800 surgeons, researchers and other health professionals worldwide dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

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Quit Smoking

Swedish offers smoking-cessation resources including brochures and materials.  Download a brochure