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Saint Joseph Hospital

Respiratory Services and Treatments

Respiratory issues affect your ability to breathe and can make daily life difficult. Our pulmonary specialists treat chronic breathing conditions and lung diseases while our thoracic doctors can provide emergency care so you can breathe more easily.

Respiratory conditions we treat

Our doctors treat many lung and breathing conditions and work with other specialists to treat related health issues. Common respiratory conditions include:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis
  • Collapsed lung
  • Fractured rib
  • Hemothorax (blood in your chest)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sternal fractures

Learn about other respiratory conditions we treat.

How we treat respiratory conditions

Our doctors and nurses use a variety of medications, therapies and other treatments to help manage your respiratory health. Some of these include:

  • Inhaled medication therapies, like corticosteroids for asthma or COPD management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Mechanical ventilation therapy, or machines that breathe for patients who are unable to breathe on their own
  • Thoracic (lung or chest) surgery
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery)

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