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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:

  • 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 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
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation​
  • Lung transplant

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​
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