Healthcare Specialties

Respiratory and Lung Conditions and Services

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The Lung Institute at Baylor Medicine provides comprehensive care for a variety of lung conditions and specialized services – from chronic respiratory failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to services such as interventional pulmonology and lung transplants. Many of our physicians are nationally and internationally recognized experts in lung disease, critical care, and sleep medicine. At The Lung Institute, our physicians and staff strive to develop a multidisciplinary care approach for our patients.


Conditions Treated

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

Services Offered

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

The Lung Institute team is committed to delivering excellent and highly specialized patient care by using the latest technology and research to diagnose and effectively treat patients with complex lung disease. Through innovation, research, and excellence in clinical care, we offer patients unique access to new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Our specialized team is dedicated to our patient’s health both in the hospital setting and in clinic. This individual approach provides our patients with the security of knowing they are receiving treatment that is advanced, minimally invasive, with the proper follow-up care.