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1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Medical and Interventional Pleuroscopy

For As one of the most commonly used approaches within the field of interventional pulmonology, medical and interventional pleuroscopy is both a diagnostic and treatment approach for patients suffering from certain pulmonary disorders.

This approach is primarily used in patients who experience a buildup of fluid within the lungs. Minimally invasive, it can be used to perform pleurodesis, a procedure intended to stop pleural effusions by removing the open spaces where fluids can build up.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been told you need medical and interventional pleuroscopy, you may have questions about this treatment approach. Feel free to check out these FAQs and reach out to our professionals for assistance with any remaining questions you may have. We are here to help!

Pleuroscopy, also known as thoracoscopy, is a medical procedure that uses a small camera (pleuroscope) to examine the pleural space, the area between the lung and the chest wall. It is used to diagnose and treat conditions such as pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and pleural tumors.

A pleuroscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves making small incisions in the chest wall and inserting the pleuroscope to view the pleural space. The procedure may also involve using specialized instruments to take samples or perform other procedures.

Pleuroscopy is less invasive than traditional procedures such as thoracotomy, which involves making a large incision in the chest. Pleuroscopy also allows for a more direct visualization of the pleural space, which may result in more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

The risks associated with a pleuroscopy include bleeding, infection, and pneumothorax. Additionally, there is a risk that the procedure may not be able to diagnose or treat the condition.

Recovery time after a pleuroscopy varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s overall health. Patients are typically discharged home the same day or next day after the procedure and can return to normal activities within a week.