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Complete care for advanced lung disease—in one location

If you’re one of the millions of people living with a lung condition, we’re here to give you the advanced care you need. Lung diseases often cause serious symptoms that get in the way of your daily life. Through our Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease at Baylor University Medical Center, a dedicated team of experts provides care for your specific condition in one convenient location.

Our team includes specialists on the medical staff from pulmonology and cardiology, as well as nurse clinicians and dietitians. We also work with thoracic surgery and lung transplant specialists on the medical staff to create personalized care for you. This collaborative care—combined with diagnostic technology, advanced treatments, education, support services and research—gives you a single place to turn for numerous treatment options.  

Through the years, our lung disease program has earned a reputation for providing quality, life-changing care for people like you. In 2020 – 21, Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health was rated High Performing for Pulmonology & Lung Surgery by U.S. News & World Report, placing us in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide.


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Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease
3410 Worth St, Ste 250
Dallas, TX 75226
214.820.6856

 

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Expert care for your lung condition

We treat even the most complex lung conditions, giving you hope for a better quality of life. Some of our advanced treatments and research include:

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Lung conditions treated

Choose your lung condition to find out more about the innovative care we provide

Interstitial lung disease
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Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a group of conditions that cause inflammation or scarring in the lungs. When an ILD causes scarring, it’s known as pulmonary fibrosis. This scarring can cause your lungs to become stiff, which makes it harder to breathe.

To care for you, our team creates a customized treatment plan based on your specific type of ILD. We offer treatment options and services aimed at slowing down the damage caused by ILD and improving your ability to do normal activities. Some of your options include:

  • Medication management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation, which includes exercise training, breathing techniques, and more to improve your activity level
  • Clinical trials
  • Lung transplant for advanced disease

Baylor Dallas is one of only two hospitals in the Metroplex to become a part of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Care Center Network (CCN). This network of medical centers has shown expertise in providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care for those with pulmonary fibrosis. We also support PFF’s walk each year.

Cystic fibrosis
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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the cells in your body that produce mucus, sweat, saliva and more. In your lungs, mucus can build up and trap bacteria, which leads to infections and inflammation. Cystic fibrosis often worsens over time and requires consistent, specialized care.

Because cystic fibrosis affects your body in many ways, we provide care that treats you as a whole person. Members of our team have extensive experience in helping better control the symptoms of this condition. For example, our chief of pulmonary medicine was a part of a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation council that developed guidelines for the treatment and care of cystic fibrosis. Some of your treatment options may include:

  • Medication management
  • Techniques to clear your airways
  • Dietitian services
  • Lung transplant for advanced disease

Baylor Dallas is also involved with the Northeast Texas Chapter - Dallas of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We sponsor several events throughout the year.

Pulmonary hypertension
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Pulmonary hypertension means you have high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. If left untreated, it can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure or irregular heartbeats. There are many types of pulmonary hypertension, and it’s often complex, so it requires dedicated care from multiple specialists.

Because pulmonary hypertension has many different causes, our program specializes in precisely diagnosing and managing your specific condition. We work together so that you receive personalized care backed by research and advanced options. Treatment may include:

Baylor Dallas has been a supporter of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association for many years. We’re also a proud sponsor of the organization’s Annual Zebra PHest 5K and PHun Walk.

Asthma
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Asthma is a common chronic lung condition. People with asthma often have shortness of breath from exercise and competitive sports or other breathing problems. Fortunately, if you’re living with asthma, you have many options to manage—and sometimes prevent—your symptoms.

Located at the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease, the Martha Foster Lung Care Center offers you a specialized asthma care program with numerous services to help you breathe better. Features include:

  • Testing to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of the disease
  • Development of an environmental control strategy based on a patient’s "triggers"
  • Patient and family asthma education based on individual patient needs
  • Research and staff education
  • Adult asthma programs
  • Rules of Two® to help patients determine if they need more powerful asthma medication
  • Bronchial thermoplasty, which may offer a life-long reduction in severe asthma attacks
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
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COPD is a group of conditions that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. When you have COPD, reduced airflow in your lungs causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing or other symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild to severe.

We offer several treatment options for COPD, from medication management to minimally invasive lung volume reduction surgery. Through our pulmonary rehabilitation program, we’re dedicated to helping you manage your COPD and return to a more active and productive lifestyle. The program includes:

  • Coping/stress management
  • Home exercise programs
  • Lung medication
  • Infection control
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy conservation
  • Oxygen and equipment

Sophisticated diagnostic tools

 

When it comes to advanced lung disease, a precise diagnosis is essential to your care. Our center uses a full range of tools and tests to help monitor and manage your condition better. Some of our diagnostic tools include:

 
  • Radiologic testing
  • Inhalation challenges for airway diseases
  • Exercise testing
  • Standard body plethysmography
  • Diffusion testing
  • Nasolaryngoscopy

Lung Cancer Screening Program

People who are at high risk for lung cancer can take advantage of our program to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop through the use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.

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  • Innovative clinical trials

    Through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, we’re committed to leading the way in the care of advanced lung diseases. Our center’s team is actively involved in clinical trials and research, giving you access to even more innovative treatment options.

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