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Healthcare: Respiratory & Lung Care (Pulmonology)

Respiratory and Lung Care

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Our pulmonary and critical care experts offer consultation, diagnostic and therapeutic services for a range of respiratory conditions.
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Expert, Comprehensive Care

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Our pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine experts at Baylor Medicine McNair Campus in Houston, Texas, provide comprehensive services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, and chronic lung infections. 

This integrated clinic provides one site for virtually all aspects of ambulatory pulmonary patient care, including a full pulmonary function testing lab, complete radiology services, echocardiography, laboratory, and nuclear medicine services. 

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About The Lung Institute

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The Lung Institute provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients with benign and malignant neoplasms and other disorders of the lung, as well as esophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. The institute offers patients professional medical evaluations by a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists from surgery, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, and radiology.

The Lung Institute has developed a comprehensive program across departments and disciplines, with all of the College's missions as part of the effort. The surgical program is located at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center - TMC, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.

In addition, the Lung Institute offers holistic care for patients and their families. Full-time chaplaincy services, social workers, physical therapists, dieticians and patient navigators help patients and their families deal with the stress of illness. These efforts allow patients and their families to take an active role in their own care plans.

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Cystic Fibrosis

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Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to adult CF patients and their families, accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Interventional Pulmonology

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Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures as well as pleural procedures.

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Thoracic Surgery

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Our thoracic surgeons specialize in the treatment of patients with benign and malignant disorders of the chest. 

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Sleep Medicine

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Baylor Medicine experts specialize in the diagnosis and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and snoring. Learn more.

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Lung Transplant

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Learn more about our lung transplant program, which offers comprehensive care before, during, and after a transplant.

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Conditions

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  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure
  • Adult cystic fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis and bronchiectasis
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung and chest infections
  • Lung and chest tumors and malignancies
  • Lung transplant status
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  • Occupational lung disease
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Unexplained shortness of breath
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Services

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  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Chronic ventilator management
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Full pulmonary function testing
  • Interventional pulmonology
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  • Lung and heart transplantation
  • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Six-minute walk testing
  • Sleep studies (home and attended)
  • Thoracentesis
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Clinical Trials

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Are you interested in participating in clinical trials? Discuss opportunities with your physician. See lung-related trials.

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