Overview of Lung Care
Our lungs help us breathe so that our body can properly function. Illness or disease in the airways, lung tissue, cardiovascular system or from neurological or muscular conditions, limits the amount of air that reaches the lungs.
Baylor Scott & White offers diagnostic and treatment options to manage and treat acute and chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders.
Pulmonologists on our medical staff study and treat diseases of the lungs, airways and chest, care for the very sick in critical care units, as well as treat sleep disorders. If surgery is required, we have physicians on the medical staff specially trained in thoracic surgery.
Lung Conditions Treated
Baylor Scott & White offers care for numerous lung conditions including:
- Acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Fungal infections of the lung
- Granulomatous lung diseases
- Hepatopulmonary syndrome
- Interstitial lung disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary vascular disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation
- Tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease
Lung Care Services
We offer comprehensive lung care services including:
- Diagnostic testing: spirometry, pulmonary profiles, methacholine challenge, diffusion capacity, high altitude simulation testing, arterial blood cases/shunt studies and exercise studies
- Smoking cessation resources
- Medication management
- Interventional pulmonology
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
Specialized Centers for Lung Care
The Pulmonary Hypertension Center at
Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Temple specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The Adult Affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center at
Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Temple is an affiliate of the University of Southwestern CF Center and is accredited by the
National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its dedication to the treatment and care
of adults with cystic fibrosis.
At the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease at
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, patients may receive comprehensive services all located under one roof which includes evaluation by an advanced disease pulmonologist, diagnostic imaging, lung function testing and lab services.
The Martha Foster Lung Care Center at
Baylor Dallas has physicians on the medical staff including board-certified pulmonologists and allergists, supported by a staff of registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses.
Lung Disease Support and Education
Our pulmonary rehabilitation programs at Baylor Scott & White help you by creating individualized exercise plans and education classes, so you can do more things you enjoy. Education includes:
- Coping/stress management
- Home exercise programs
- Lung medication
- Infection control
- Breathing techniques
- Energy conservation
- Oxygen and equipment