Interventional Pulmonology Program

Who We Are

Interventional pulmonology (IP) focuses on the use of minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat airway disorders, thoracic malignancies and pleural diseases. 

UC Davis Health’s Interventional Pulmonology Program, within the nationally ranked Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has established distinction and dedication in state-of-the-art care using minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to treat the full spectrum of lung diseases.

The IP multidisciplinary care team consists of physicians, registered nurses and respiratory care practitioners, with highly specialized training in interventional pulmonology. Our IP program is integrated with the nationally recognized and prestigious UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Our Doctors

Our board certified interventional pulmonology specialists have expertise in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for airway disorders, thoracic malignancies and pleural diseases.


Chinh Phan, DO

Chinh Phan, D.O.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Co-Director of Interventional Pulmonology

Ken Yoneda, MD

Ken Yoneda, M.D.

  • Clinical Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Co-Director of Interventional Pulmonology


Nicholas Stollenwerk, MD

Nicholas Stollenwerk, M.D.

  • Clinical Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Medical Director, Pulmonary Services Laboratory

Hanine Naim Inaty, M.D. practices Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Pulmonary Medicine in Rocklin and Sacramento

Hanine Naim Inaty, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Lung Transplantation

What We Do

Overview

Our team coordinates the efforts of multiple specialists to provide a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to delivering efficient clinical care. Our services are offered at UC Davis Health through several specialized programs:

  • Complex Airway Program
  • Pleural Disease Program
  • Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
  • COPD & Asthma Program
  • Pulmonary Nodule and Lung Cancer Screening Program

Pulmonary Research and Clinical Trials

We are actively involved in clinical trials evaluating new therapies and tools for improving patient care and the treatment of lung diseases. Discover current clinical trials

Our Complex Airway Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a range of malignant and benign airway disorders. 

Conditions that our specialists diagnose and treat:

  • Tracheal and bronchial stenosis
  • Benign and malignant central airway obstruction 
  • Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM)
  • Bronchopleural fistula (BPF)
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF)
  • Tracheal and bronchial tumors
  • Removal of foreign body

Our specialized services include:

  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Ablative therapies including argon plasma coagulation, lasers, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and electrocautery
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cryobiopsy
  • Airway stent placement (silicone, hybrid and metallic)
  • Endobronchial valve placement
  • Balloon bronchoplasty
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy

Our Pleural Disease Program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with both malignant and benign disorders affecting the lining of the lungs. 

Conditions that our specialists diagnose and treat:

  • Benign and malignant pleural effusion
  • Parapneumonic effusion and empyema 
  • Chylothorax
  • Bronchopleural fistula (BPF)
  • Pneumothorax 
  • Trapped lung 

Our specialized services include:

  • Thoracic Ultrasound 
  • Pleural manometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Indwelling/tunneled pleural catheters 
  • Pleural biopsy
  • Medical pleuroscopy
  • Pleurodesis

Our IP team are integral members of the UC Davis Comprehensive COPD Clinic and UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN) Clinic. We provide the most current and available evidence based bronchoscopic treatment for patients with advanced obstructive lung disease. 

Our specialized services include:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty for severe, persistent asthma
  • Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for severe pulmonary emphysema

We provide both advanced and therapeutic bronchoscopy for the evaluation and management of patients with lung cancer using the latest technology in bronchoscopy. 

Conditions that our specialists diagnose and treat:

  • Diagnosis and staging for lung cancer
  • Evaluation of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant central airway obstruction
  • Tracheal and bronchial stenosis
  • Peripheral lung lesions
  • Hemoptysis

Our specialized services include:

  • Convex and radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)
  • Ablative therapies including argon plasma coagulation, lasers, cryotherapy, and electrocautery
  • Brachytherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Airway stent placement (silicone, hybrid and metallic)

UC Davis Health offers a multidisciplinary program for comprehensive lung cancer screening to detect lung cancer early in individuals at the highest risk to develop a best-practice, patient-centered plan. Our IP team are active members in the largest and most comprehensive cancer program in Northern California.

Locations

The referral process is convenient and easy. Please call our staff at the desired location to arrange an appointment and if needed, our team can be directly reached. 

Interventional Pulmonary Services Lab

UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.

Sacramento CA 95817

Phone: 916-734-0210

Fax: 916-703-7949

UC Davis Pulmonary Specialty Clinic - Sacramento (J Street)

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

2825 J St., Suite 400

Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: 916-734-8230

Clinic Fax Referrals: 916-447-1662

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

2279 45th Street

Sacramento, CA  95817

Phone: 916-734-5959

Clinic Fax Referrals: 916-703-5266

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Appointments and Referrals

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Consumer Resource Center

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800-4-UC-DAVIS or 800-482-3284