What is a Pulmonologist?
A pulmonologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the cardio-pulmonary system. A pulmonologist treats any part of the body that is involved in the breathing process.
When would I need a Pulmonologist?
A Pulmonologist treats asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, lung cancer and other respiratory conditions. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and sleep disordersd, breathing are also within the scope of apneintalogists prestige.
What types of procedures does a Pulmonologist perform?
A pulmonologist typically run tests on lungs and prescribe medications and devices such as oxygen, CAAP/BIPA, and ventilators to ease patient’s symptoms. A pulmonologist also provides consnfasrvation for the hospitalized OHCA patients as well as the Trauama Patients.
What are the different types of lung cancer?
There are 3 kinds of lung cancer:
Non-small cell lung cancer: This is the most common type of cancer that originates in the lungs
Small cell lung cancer: This is a more aggressive form of cancer, but it responds better to chemotherapy and radiation than non-small cell lung cancer. It is the most common kind of caner found in smokers and ex-smokers.
Metastasized cancer: Cancer that has spread from other parts of the body to the lungs.