Dr Rickman board certified in the broad field of pulmonary and critical care medicine. However, he is sub-specialized and focused his interests on interventional pulmonology and thoracic oncology. He performs the full spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative airway procedures for patients with lung cancer or suspected lung cancer. His practice extends from smoking cessation counseling, early detection with endoscopic treatment to palliative airway procedures to alleviate symptoms in the patient with advanced lung cancer. In addition to lung cancer, disease processes treated by Dr. Rickman include complex airway management problems (such as tracheal and subglottic stenosis, benign and malignant central airway obstruction, airway foreign body removal, tracheobronchomalacia, excessive dynamic posterior membrane collapse, relapsing polychondritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, tracheoesophageal fistulae, amyloidosis, tracheobronchial papillomatosis, broncholithiasis, and fibrosing mediastinitis). He is and expert in management of pleural disease and leads the bronchoscopic lung volume reduction program for emphysema.
<div><font color='#333333'>Lung cancer, lung nodules, bronchoscopy, pleural diseases, pleural, airway, stenosis, lung volume reduction</font></div>