The Section of Pulmonology cares for patients with all respiratory disorders including asthma, chronic and acute bronchitis, interstitial lung disease, pneumonia, pulmonary vascular disease, occupational disease, sleep-disordered breathing, and cystic fibrosis. We also provide consultation and continuing care for critically ill patients and those with chronic pulmonary disease requiring rehabilitation, as well as preoperative evaluations and comprehensive pulmonary function testing.
Our other services include the whole range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures associated with the practice of pulmonary medicine:
• Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy with all ancillary procedures
• Thoracentesis and closed pleural biopsy
• Endotracheal intubation
• Arterial and central vein line placement
• Bedside pulmonary artery catheterization
• Chest tube placement