PulmonologyYour Health. Your Hospital
As a subspecialty of internal medicine, pulmonology is concerned with diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes. It often involves the evaluation of the upper respiratory tract and the heart, but because of the variety of clinical problems encountered, physicians are required to have knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties in order to receive certification. Also, pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation.
A Breath of Fresh Air
For everyone in the pulmonology department — doctors, nurses, support staff — good outcomes and patient comfort are priority number one
A relatively new field in pulmonary medicine, interventional pulmonology involves using endoscopy and other tools to diagnose and treat various conditions of the chest and lungs. It is focused on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for patients who have been diagnosed with pleural diseases, airway disorders and lung cancer. Pulmonologists with extra training are able to routinely perform interventional pulmonology procedures. These usually include:
At Marina del Rey Hospital, our physicians are engaged in clinical research devoted to furthering the use of interventional pulmonology, and use state-of-the-art treatments and therapies to deliver a personalized approach to each patient. Our Pulmonology Department is equipped with some of the world's most advanced flexible bronchoscopic tools, digital imaging, fluoroscopy and pathology support.
Lung Disease Treatment at Marina del Rey Hospital
Depending on your diagnosis, in order to manage the symptoms of your disease and to improve your quality of life, your doctor may suggest one or more of the following options:
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