Pulmonologists in Los Angeles
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, some sleep disorders and certain allergies.
The symptoms associated with pulmonary disease can be uncomfortable, which is why the specialists at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center are dedicated to helping you find relief. Our pulmonary specialists work alongside your primary physician to treat your condition and restore airway function.
For more about our pulmonary services, speak with a member of our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (818) 676 4321.
Pulmonologists are doctors that specialize in the lung or respiratory system and care for patients with breathing-related conditions. Pulmonary disease doctors oversee critical care such as monitoring life support equipment or interventional care such as conducting tests like pulmonary function tests (PFTs).
Lung doctors work with pulmonary-related professionals including licensed and credentialed respiratory therapists (RTs). RTs help pulmonologists evaluate, treat and care for all types of patients. Our RTs provide relief to patients with chronic conditions such as emphysema and alert physicians when conditions turn critical.
Emergency care is also available when respiratory conditions become critical like a severe asthma attack, shock, blood clots in the lungs or allergy reactions.
Conditions that may need lung disease treatment
Respiratory conditions result from a variety of lung disorders. Some of the conditions our staff may treat include:
- Acute bronchitis
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Drowning recovery
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary thrombosis (blood clot in lungs)
Lung disease treatments we offer
Our respiratory team provides numerous diagnostic and therapeutic services, including:
- Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
- Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
- Lung volume reduction surgery (surgery to reverse emphysema)
- Oxygen and medical gas delivery
- Respiratory medication delivery
Pulmonary function testing
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, you may benefit from a pulmonary function test. PFTs, also known as lung function tests or spirometry tests, allow your doctor to:
- Detect pulmonary disease
- Evaluate the extent of airway disease
- Identify best pulmonary disease treatment options
- Assess breathing treatments with medication to determine the reversibility of airway disease
At West Hills Hospital, PFTs are available on an outpatient basis. During outpatient treatment, breathing exams typically last 45 minutes. PFTs require a referral from a physician. So, talk to your doctor about your symptoms if you feel you could benefit from lung function testing.
To find out more about our pulmonary function test or to schedule testing, speak with one of our team at (855) 500-6674