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Pulmonology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating lung diseases and conditions, as well as chest infections and breathing problems.
Our lungs help us breathe and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide so that our body can properly function. Illness or disease in the airways, lung tissue or cardiovascular system, or from neurological or muscular conditions, limit the amount of air that reaches the lungs.
Pulmonologists on Baylor University Medical Center's medical staff offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options and often partner with other medical specialties—such as cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgery and transplantation—to manage and treat acute and chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders.
Baylor University Medical Center is the top-ranked hospital in North Texas in pulmonology and continues to be ranked as one of America’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Health problems treated by a pulmonologist:
The Advanced Lung Disease Center at Baylor Dallas offers cystic fibrosis patients access to the latest therapeutic techniques to control symptoms and improve quality of life. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, saliva and digestive juices.
The Advanced Lung Disease Center at Baylor Dallas will diagnose the disease and help reduce symptoms such as lung infections and digestion problems.
People who are at high risk for lung cancer can take advantage of a new program to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop through use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.
The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex. Because pulmonary hypertension can be the result of heart, lung, rheumatologic and other conditions, our program’s team includes cardiologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, nurse clinicians and registered dietitians working in concert to help improve your condition.
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