Facilities in pulmonology can vary based on the healthcare institution, but typically they encompass:
These labs perform tests to evaluate lung function, including spirometry, lung volume measurements, diffusion capacity testing, and exercise testing.
Equipped for bronchoscopy procedures, used to visualize the airways, obtain samples, and perform interventions.
These specialized facilities monitor patients overnight to diagnose sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, or other conditions affecting sleep.
These departments offer treatments such as inhalation therapy, chest physiotherapy, and education on proper breathing techniques.
These programs offer exercise, education, and support for individuals with chronic lung diseases to improve their quality of life.
These areas are equipped for minimally invasive procedures like thoracentesis, pleural biopsy, or placement of chest tubes.
These are specialized units within hospitals that provide intensive care for patients with severe respiratory conditions.
Some facilities offer remote consultations for patients who may have difficulty accessing in-person care due to distance or health conditions.
Many hospitals or academic institutions have research departments dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of pulmonary diseases.