For the treatment of pulmonary conditions, Presbyterian Pulmonary offers the latest and best in diagnostic technology, rehabilitation and therapy.
The advanced diagnostic technology at Presbyterian Pulmonary allows our physicians to fully evaluate and adequately treat disorders affecting lung function and breathing. With our team of board certified pulmonary specialists and nurses, we work together to provide personalized, quality care and comprehensive assessment of pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
Pulmonary function testing, for example, is used by our physicians to evaluate and follow diseases affecting heart function, lung function, the effects of environmental exposures, for pre-employment physicals and as an evaluation of lung function for surgery.
There is a broad range of other advanced and specialized diagnostic services that our physicians have available to them. One of these tests or a combination of such tests may be necessary to give a complete picture of your lung condition and precisely define your treatment needs. An appointment with one of our physicians is essential to determine what tests, if any, are needed to diagnose and aptly treat your condition.
Presbyterian Pulmonary's goal is to improve the comfort, lifestyle and function for our patients who struggle with chronic lung diseases. Through diagnostic evaluation, education and exercise, we can offer our patients an opportunity to break the debilitating cycle of inactivity and acquire the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary for living as independently as possible.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to help our patients commit themselves to a healthier, active way of life and can be offered to individuals with the following disease processes:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- History of ARDS
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Pre and post lung transplant
- Respiratory Care
In addition to patient consultation regarding respiratory care, our respiratory care services include the monitoring and treatment of cardiopulmonary function and other clinical aspects of respiratory care.
- Mechanical ventilation (conventional, non-invasive and high frequency)
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Airway management
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Arterial cannulation
- Tracheal intubation
- Blood gas analysis
- Oxygen therapy
Presbyterian Pulmonary offers bronchoscopic interventional therapy for pulmonary abnormalities. Our new interventional bronchoscopy capabilities place Presbyterian Hospital in a very small group of hospitals that offer these leading-edge techniques. We are pleased to now feature a full range of interventional care options to patients of the Piedmont region.