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Common Pulmonary Conditions

Learn More About Common Pulmonary Conditions

Pulmonary conditions are more common than many may think, so it is important to understand the more common conditions. From understanding early signs and symptoms, to when to reach out to your primary care or pulmonary provider, here is more information about common pulmonary conditions we treat.

Common Pulmonary Conditions

Whether you were recently referred to a pulmonary specialist, or have been managing your condition for an extended period of time, it is important to know about common conditions, symptoms and treatment options available to you.

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Pulmonary Diagnosis and Treatment at Lee Health

Lee Health Pulmonary specialists perform the newest and most innovative diagnostic procedures and treatments available to help you improve your quality of life. Some of these procedures include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Sleep studies

Comprehensive evaluations:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic cough
  • Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
  • Abnormal chest X-rays

Other areas of expertise include:

Lee Health pulmonary specialists offer specialized training and experience that is an integral part of developing your treatment plan after diagnosis. Our pulmonologists are often also sleep medicine and critical care specialists. Read more about some of the other conditions we help treat.

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Connective tissue disease
    • Sarcoidosis
  • Infections
    • Atypical mycobacterial infections
    • Tuberculosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • Lymphangiomyomatosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Interventional bronchoscopy
    • Balloon dilation and stent placement to open windpipes
    • Endoscopic brachytherapy (with Radiation Oncology)
    • Laser treatments for palliation
  • Lung cancer diagnosis and evaluation
    • Bronchoscopy services, including interventional treatment with lasers and stents
    • Mesothelioma
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Obstructive lung disease
    • Emphysema
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Asthma
    • Chronic cough, bronchitis
    • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
    • Pulmonary hypertension. The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic is dedicated to state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of all disorders and manifestations of this rare lung disease.
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pulmonary vasculitis (Wegener's granulomatosis)
  • Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment
  • Vasodilator therapy
    • Flolan infusion

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Patients with lung disease who experience shortness of breath frequently and are not able to perform daily activities may be referred to pulmonary rehabilitation. There, registered respiratory therapists work with you to improve your lung function, reduce symptom severity, and reduce the risk of future medical complications.

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    Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    This group of therapists can help you learn to cope with chronic lung diseases using some of the newest techniques and trusted methods.

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