Pulmonary is a branch of medicine which is concerned with the function of the respiratory system, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. Physicians evaluate, diagnose and treat breathing disorders from routine assessments of chronic cough and shortness of breath to specialized cancer treatment. Pulmonary Medicine at Boca Raton Regional Hospital offers a multispecialty but very personalized approach to care.
A number of conditions can be assessed and treated by a pulmonologist, including heredity conditions which affect the lungs, lung trauma, chronic conditions, acquired diseases, infections and cancers. Specialists in this field are usually focused on keeping the airway open so that patients can breathe freely. Keeping the airway open also makes the patient more comfortable, giving the doctor time to develop a treatment plan to manage or treat the condition which has caused impaired lung function.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is a procedure used to determine lung function for the purpose of diagnosing new lung disease, clearance for planned surgeries, assessing status of existing lung disease and assessing effects of medical treatment on lung function.
Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, tuberculosis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or complicated chest infections.
Pulmonary Medicine physicians routinely consult with colleagues in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular diseases, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and rheumatology to ensure all aspects of a patient's problem are evaluated.
Our physicians have years of experience in Pulmonary Medicine. For more information or for a free physician referral to a Pulmonologist, call 561.95.LEARN (561.955.3276).