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Pulmonary Disease Management

A long list of lung conditions affect patients, ranging from acute lung conditions such as respiratory depression and asthma to life-threatening conditions such as COPD and lung cancer. Pulmonologists treat such lung conditions and help patients endure such conditions, and strive to reduce the stress involved, especially with chronic lung conditions.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following are a few stats that paint a grim picture of pulmonary diseases in the United States.

5% of adults are diagnosed with chronic lung conditions in 2020
The number of visits to emergency departments with COPD was 873,000 in 2020
The number of deaths due to chronic lower respiratory diseases in 2020 was 152657

However, it is not all bad tidings with pulmonary diseases. The State of Lung Cancer report from the American Lung Association states that the 5-year survival rate in the United States has increased by 14%

Recent developments in pharmacology and treatment regimens will continue to improve steadily, making the services of pulmonologists profoundly important.

At St Michael's Medical Center, our team of experts strive to improve treatment effectiveness for our patients.

Our Services

1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):- There are plenty of treatment options to slow down the progress of COPD drastically. These options range from medication and surgery to simple lifestyle changes. Regular treatment for COPD helps patients feel better and improve their overall quality of life. The pulmonologists at St Michael's Medical Center guide patients effectively through the COPD rabbit hole.

2. Pulmonary Embolism: It can be life-threatening without adequate medical attention. Besides being a significant health risk in itself, it can also lead to pulmonary hypertension, causing the escalation of blood pressure on the right side of the heart. The treatment for pulmonary embolism comprises of a combination of medications such as blood thinners, exercises and rehabilitative treatments such as pneumatic compressions. Our pulmonologists help patients follow customized treatment plans to overcome pulmonary embolism.

3. Pulmonary Fibrosis: There is indeed no sure-fire fix for pulmonary fibrosis. But, current treatments are highly effective in enhancing the quality of life of affected patients. From providing effective steps to enable patients to stay healthy and well to managing the side effects of medication to timely interventions to manage complications, our pulmonologists are always well prepared to combat the progression of pulmonary fibrosis.

4. Lung Cancer: The readiness of healthcare facilities and the awareness of care providers and clinician teams are extremely important in managing lung cancer. At St Michael's Medical Center, our team of oncologists adopt a 'patient-centric' care regimen that resonates well with every individual patient's specialized needs, vastly enhancing the quality of their life during the treatment process.

5 Pulmonary Critical Care: We leverager this specialized field of emergency medicine to diagnose and treat patients suffering from injuries to the lungs, trachea and other critical structures of the respiratory system. Our team of pulmonologists are board-certified in critical care, making them capable of managing multi-system failure and chronic respiratory complications.

For more information, please call 973-877-5493. For information about Pulmonary Function Testing, call 973-877-5485.