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Pulmonary Top Conditions Treated

From asthma and allergies to emphysema, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, breathing problems can cause substantial difficulty in the life of the patient. Developing a strong understanding of your breathing problem is important to finding an accurate medical diagnosis and resolving the issue through effective treatment. At PMA Health, we take time with our patients to help identify the cause of the problem, understand how it is affecting the individual, and then formulate the appropriate treatment plan with the patient.

At PMA, we take pride in our expertise and experience in the diagnosis and management of all forms of lung disease, including but not limited to:

  • Asbestos exposure
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • MAC Lung Disease
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis

 Pulmonary Services

Breathing problems are best assessed through a detailed history and evaluation of the patient in combination with a thorough physical exam. Pulmonary function tests, including spirometry, the methacholine challenge, and chest imaging are frequently used to aid in the diagnosis of the patient’s problem. At PMA, we will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure that you receive the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

We provide a wide range of pulmonary services and procedures, including but not limited to:

  • Airway stent placement
  • Arterial line insertion
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Bronchial provocation
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Chest X-ray
  • Closed pleural biopsy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Intubation
  • Laser therapy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Medical pleuroscopy
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Peak expiratory flow rate monitoring
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Spirometry
  • superDimension™ pulmonary mapping
  • Thoracentesis
  • Zephyr Valve

Interventional Pulmonology Services

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • EBUS Bronchoscopy (Ultrasound Guided)
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy with Super Dimensions
  • Fiducial Target Marking for Cyberknife
  • Endobronchial Valve Insertion
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Tumor Ablation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Balloon and Mechanical Airway Dilation
  • Metallic and Silastic Airway Stenting
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Medical Pleuroscopy and Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Tunneled Catheter Insertion
  • Zephyr Valve