The Pulmonary Center treats patients with the following conditions:
- Sleep Disorder
Services at The Valley Hospital’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence are available for the treatment and management of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are interruptions or changes in your sleeping patterns.
Symptoms of a sleep disorder include daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or difficulty sleeping. A sleep disorder such as Obstructive sleep Apnea, can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life.
At Valley’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence, our expert team of physicians, nurses and therapists can provide a treatment plan to help you manage your condition and improve your health.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The Valley Hospital’s Pulmonary Center provides complete services to diagnose, treat, and manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a term used to identify a group of lung diseases which make breathing difficult because of blocked airflow.
Two of the most common conditions that make up COPD are eEmphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is the effect of air sacs, known as alveoli, located at the end of the smallest air passages in the lungs, called bronchioles, slowly deteriorating.
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs.
The damage caused to the lungs by COPD cannot be undone, but it can be treated. Treatment of COPD can help control symptoms and may help prevent further lung damage.
Valley’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence provides a comprehensive program for the management of COPD. Staffed by a team of physicians, nurses, therapists, educators, nutritionists, and social workers, our program provides patients the educational tools and activity they need to thrive.
The Pulmonary Center of Excellence at The Valley Hospital provides services to help patients successfully manage asthma and related symptoms. Asthma is a condition in which the airways swell and produce a surplus of mucus. This makes breathing difficult and triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some patients with asthma, breathing may become so difficult that an asthma attack can become life-threatening.
With a variety of treatments, services, and supportive resources, Valley’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence can help individuals with asthma better manage the condition to prevent future asthma attacks.
- Lung Cancer
At The Pulmonary Center of Excellence, a team of physicians, nurses, therapists are available to patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. However, it is one of the most preventable. Smoking is the cause of lung cancer in about 90 percent of cases. Early detection and treatment can make a significant different for the quality of life for patients with lung cancer.
For patients with a diagnosis of lung cancer, The Pulmonary Center of Excellence is here to provide support, education, and resources throughout your treatment, recovery, and survivorship.
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Valley’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence has an array of services to diagnose, treat and support patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Interstitial lung disease (ILD) categorizes multiple disorders that all cause scarring of lung tissue. This scarring eventually affects the ability to breathe oxygen into the bloodstream. ILD is often caused by long-term exposure to hazardous materials, like asbestos. Some autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, may cause interstitial lung disease as well.
Valley’s pulmonary experts work with patients to appropriately diagnose and treat ILD, and support patients in managing their condition.
- Reactive Airway Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
At Valley’s Pulmonary Center of Excellence, patients with pulmonary hypertension can find the treatment, services, and support they need to manage this chronic condition. Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart. It is a serious illness that progresses over time.
Although there is no cure for pulmonary hypertension, treatments are available at our Pulmonary Center of Excellence to help lessen symptoms and improve your quality of life.
- Chronic Chough
The Pulmonary Center of Excellence at The Valley Hospital diagnoses and treats patients sufferings with chronic cough. Chronic cough is one that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults, and four weeks or longer in children.
The most common triggers are tobacco use, postnasal drip, asthma and acid reflux; this condition typically disappears once the underlying problem is treated. A chronic cough can cause loss of sleep, vomiting, lightheadedness, depression, even rib fractures.
With the Pulmonary Center’s comprehensive program and team of specialists, patients can relieve their chronic cough symptoms.