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Interventional Pulmonology at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Interventional Pulmonology employs state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the chest. Your care will be guided through close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of physicians as appropriate, including specialists in medical and radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, otolaryngology and chest radiology. Services are offered at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Conditions we treat

  • Airway obstruction
  • Airway stenosis (narrowing of the airway)
  • Bronchopleural fistulas
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hemoptysis (spitting up blood)
  • Lung cancer, primary and metastatic
  • Lung nodules and masses
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural disease, tumors and effusions
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe asthma
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Tracheobronchomalacia

Procedures we offer

  • Balloon bronchoplasty
  • Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) for severe asthma
  • Bronchoscopy
    • Flexible and rigid
    • Robotic navigational bronchoscopy (Monarch) for lung nodules and masses
    • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (SuperDimension)
  • Chest tube placement
  • Chronic indwelling pleural catheters (PleurX)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), convex and radial probe
  • Endobronchial valve placement for severe COPD (Zephyr valve procedure) and treatment of air leaks
  • Fiducial marker placement
  • Laser endoscopy
  • Medical pleuroscopy/thoracoscopy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG feeding tubes)
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy (breathing tube)
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Pleurodesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Tracheobronchial stents
  • Tumor ablation
  • Whole lung lavage

Medical director

Benjamin J. Seides, MD, is a board-certified interventional pulmonologist with training and additional American Board of Internal Medicine certification in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive advanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to benign and malignant diseases of the lung, pleura and thorax; complex airway disease; thoracic oncology; and endobronchial treatments for asthma and COPD.

Dr. Seides earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was elected to AOA, and he earned a Master of Public Health in health systems management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Centers. He went on to complete an advanced fellowship year in interventional pulmonology with the Chicago Chest Center.

After spending several years practicing in Chicago, Dr. Seides moved with his family to be an assistant professor of medicine in interventional pulmonology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He returned to Chicago to join Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group as the medical director of Interventional Pulmonology.


To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group today.

25 N Winfield Rd Ste 204
Winfield, IL 60190-1295
Phone: (630) 232-0202
Fax: (630) 690-2293
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302 Randall Rd Ste 105
Geneva, IL 60134-4209
Phone: (630) 232-0202
Fax: (630) 232-9784
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