Partnership with Interventional Pulmonologist: An Anesthesiologist's Perspective

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;52(6):1049-1063. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2019.08.006. Epub 2019 Sep 25.


Via the emergence of new bronchoscopic technologies and techniques, there is enormous growth in the number of procedures being performed in nonoperating room settings. This, coupled with a greater focus from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for mandated anesthesiology oversight of procedural sedation for bronchoscopy by the pulmonologists has led to a more frequent working partnership between interventional pulmonologists and anesthesiologists. This article offers the interventional pulmonologist insight into how the anesthesiologist thinks and approaches anesthetic care delivery.

Keywords: Anesthesia techniques; Bronchoscopy; Interventional pulmonology; Nonoperating room anesthesia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia / methods*
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Bronchoscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication*
  • Pulmonologists