Thoracentesis is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure used to remove extra fluid between the lungs and chest wall. The fluid can then be studied in a lab to determine the cause behind fluid buildup, called pleural effusion or “water on the lungs.”
The University of Miami Health System interventional radiology experts perform thoracentesis to help your doctors provide the right treatment for your condition.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.