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Pulmonology

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As a subspecialty of internal medicine, pulmonology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and conditions of the lungs. It often involves the examination of the upper respiratory tract and the heart. However, because of the variety of clinical problems encountered, physicians specializing in pulmonology are required to have vast knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties in order to receive certification. Furthermore, pulmonology also implies managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation.

A Breath of Fresh Air

The primary goal of our pulmonologists is to ensure a good outcome for every patient they treat. With dedication and compassion, the pulmonologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital strive to provide quality medical services to people who struggle with lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. As a relatively new field in this branch of medicine, interventional pulmonology involves using endoscopy to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions of the lungs. Interventional pulmonology focuses on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients who suffer from lung disease. Our interventional pulmonologists are highly trained and experienced, which is why they are able to perform the following procedures with the utmost care and precision:

  • balloon bronchoscopy
  • bronchoalveolar lavage
  • flexible bronchoscopy
  • pleurodesis
  • airway ablation
  • photodynamic therapy

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our physicians are engaged in clinical research devoted to furthering the use of interventional pulmonology and employ state of the art treatments to deliver a personalized approach to each patient. Our pulmonology department is equipped with some of the most advanced flexible bronchoscopic tools in the world, digital imaging, fluoroscopy, and pathology support, all of which are used to assign a correct and precise diagnosis to the patient, as well as to design a personalized treatment plan. If you experience distressing symptoms concerning the upper respiratory tract, such as shortness of breath, a persistent cough, or chest pain, we encourage you to come to our hospital for a thorough evaluation that will be conducted by our skillful pulmonologists.

Lung Disease Treatment at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Because we place great emphasis on listening to our patients, it will be only after a rigorous discussion with one of our knowledgeable pulmonologists that they will order the tests and exams you need to undergo in order to receive a correct and accurate diagnosis. We also value the safety and comfort of our patients, which is why we will strive to provide the medical services you need in a warm and compassionate environment. When you have a diagnosis, our pulmonologists will design a personalized treatment plan for you, which may include one or a combination of the following:

  • medication
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • physical activity training
  • lifestyle changes
  • oxygen treatment

Regardless of the complexity and severity of your lung disease, our pulmonologists are always ready to offer you superior medical services, which are bound to restore your health within the shortest time possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Asthma is a chronic condition that does not have a cure.

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The pulmonary function test is one of the most effective methods of diagnosing and managing pulmonary affections.

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Pulmonology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, asthma, and lung cancer.

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease which causes the tissue of the lungs to become thick and stiff.

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Each pulmonary disease has specific symptoms, which range in intensity depending on the severity of the condition. However, there are some symptoms that all lung diseases have in common.

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