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Pulmonary care

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, treating patients with conditions causing breathing issues or affecting their lung health. You may receive pulmonary care for asthma, bronchitis and certain allergies.

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Pulmonary medicine and care in Florida

Breathing is one of those things we tend to take for granted until we aren't able to do it as well as we need to.

Coughing, wheezing, being unable to take a deep breath — none of these symptoms of lung problems are "minor." Which is why we take them just as seriously whether they are momentary or ongoing. HCA Florida Physicians' pulmonary doctors carefully and thoroughly examine your lungs and listen to all of your concerns. They will take the time to get a complete picture of your health so they can develop the most effective treatment plan.

Lung diseases and conditions we treat

We take care of you whether you have a little difficulty catching your breath or you suffer from chronic lung infections — and everything in between — including:

  • Allergy-related lung trouble
  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules and masses
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Other complex breathing disorders

Lung diagnostics we offer

There are many in-office procedures we can do to quickly check certain aspects of your lung health. There are also more involved or hospital-based tactics we need to do if we need more information. Either way, we will do everything we can to be sure we understand exactly what's going on with your lungs. Some lung diagnostics we offer include:

  • Bronchoscopies
  • Chest X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging techniques
  • Thoracoscopies
  • Thoracotomies
  • Pulmonary function tests

Lung surgeries and procedures we provide

Our pulmonary doctors and surgeons offer many different surgeries — including minimally invasive robotic procedures — to treat lung conditions. Some of the surgeries they perform include:

  • Chamberlain procedures
  • Decortications
  • Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Lung transplants (as part of our comprehensive transplant services)
  • Lobectomies
  • Lung and lobe resections
  • Lung reductions
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumonectomies
  • Thoracotomies
  • Wedge resections

Sleep disorders and lung conditions

Sleep and breathing have what you might call a "complicated relationship." When one isn't going well or working properly, the other isn't either.

That's why we offer treatment plans that address not only pulmonary issues, but underlying or related sleep disorders as well. We will work closely with your sleep specialist to be sure we're aligning our approach and offering you comprehensive care.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

One of the specialty treatments we offer for lung conditions is VATS. This surgery is performed only by highly trained pulmonary surgeons. They use tiny incisions through which they insert a small camera and tools to complete the procedure. This method allows you to have certain surgeries with faster recovery times and less scarring.

Doctors who treat lung conditions

Among our teams that treat lung diseases and disorders you will find:

  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory specialists

These specialists will work as one team with your internal or family medicine doctor or other primary care physician. They will ensure not just your lungs but your whole person is properly cared for.