Center for Pleural Diseases

Center for Pleural Diseases

This recently opened center offers diagnosis and treatment for all benign and malignant pleural diseases, including pleural effusions and patient-specific multimodality therapy for those with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Surgeries/Procedures

Bronchoscopy
Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)
Electromagnetic
navigation bronchoscopy (superDimension)
Extrapleural pneumonectomy
Mediastinoscopy (lymph node biopsy)
PleurX catheter
Pleurodesis
Pleurectomy/decortication
Pleuroscopy (thoracoscopy)
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

Conditions

Diseases 

Asbestosis
Airway obstruction
Collapsed lung
Coughing
Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
Fluid on lungs 
Lung mass
Lung nodules
Malignant pleural effusion
Mediastinal mass
Pleurisy
Spots on Xray or CT
Trouble breathing

Empyema
Lung cancer
Mesothelioma
Non-small cell cancer (NSCLC)
Lymphoma
Plueral effusion
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)


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


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