Pulmonary Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy Center

Children from around the world come to the Pulmonary Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to access the most advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic techniques and treatment options. Our pediatric experts have the experience and tools to find the answers you need.

If your child has a hard-to-diagnose pulmonary condition, traditional methods often can't get to the root of the problem. Children with pulmonary lesions, infections, or autoimmune and inflammatory disorders are among those often looking for answers.

These children need advanced, cutting-edge diagnostic methods to pinpoint the problem. An accurate diagnosis is the first step to guide a personalized treatment plan.

How we serve you 

Our center uses advanced techniques to diagnose the most complicated lung problems. We offer many minimally invasive (nonsurgical) diagnostic and treatment options. This helps us find answers without an open lung biopsy in some cases. These less invasive methods help reduce your child's risk of complications, discomfort and overnight hospital stays. Learn more about the procedures and treatments we offer.

Conditions we treat 

We care for children who have a wide variety of pulmonary problems that are often difficult to diagnose or treat

  • Difficult-to-remove foreign bodies
  • Endobronchial tumors
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest
  • Lung infections
  • Narrowing of the bronchial tree
  • Rare diffuse lung disease
  • Persistent pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary lesions
  • Pulmonary nodules
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tumors of the lungs/mediastinum