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Lung care overview

 
 

​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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 care services

Baylor Scott & White offers comprehensive lung care services including diagnostic testing, medication management, interventional pulmonology and smoking cessation resources.

  • Lung Conditions Treated
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease Support and Education
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Lung Transplant

Lung Conditions Treated

Baylor Scott & White offers care for numerous lung conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Fungal infections of the lung
  • Granulomatous lung diseases
  • Hepatopulmonary syndrome
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tuberculosis
  • ​Tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screenings are offered at Baylor Scott & White locations to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop. If you are at high risk for lung cancer, a screening can reduce the likelihood of developing lung cancer.

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​

Thoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Health has thoracic surgeons on the medical staff who diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, esophagus and diaphragm.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Baylor Scott & White Health offers a pulmonary rehabilitation program to build your fitness and help you breathe better to make it easier to do your daily activities.

Lung Transplant

Our lung transplant program offers sophisticated diagnostic testing and innovative therapies for patients with advanced chronic lung disease. 

Specialized centers

Our specialized lung care centers offers diagnostic and treatment options to manage and treat acute and chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders.

  • The Pulmonary Hypertension Center
  • Adult Affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease
  • Martha Foster Lung Care Center

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Temple specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Adult Affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center

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.

Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease

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.

Martha Foster Lung Care Center

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.

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