Respiratory & Pulmonary Care
When your respiratory system is healthy, you barely give it a thought. But if you’re not breathing normally, it’s hard to function well during the day or get restful sleep at night. Whatever the nature of your pulmonary issues, we take the time to ensure you and your family can manage your care when leaving our facility. Our specialists provide patient-centered evaluation and treatment of pulmonary disorders and conditions in a compassionate setting, inpatient and outpatient.
What is pulmonary medicine?
Pulmonary medicine is a specialty focusing on helping people with respiratory challenges. Pulmonologists typically care for patients with more complex lung disease, critically ill or injured, or sleep disorders. They are responsible for:
- Diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases
- Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
- Management of critical illness
Most common respiratory diseases or symptoms Bergen New Bridge pulmonologists treat:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep apnea
- Chest pain
- Pulmonary nodules
- Abnormal chest x-rays
Our respiratory care treatment services include invasive and non-invasive testing and treatments; airway care and management; bronchial hygiene services, including chest physiotherapy services and suctioning; supplemental oxygen administration and management; respiratory patient assessment.
About Bergen New Bridge’s Pulmonology Team
All of our pulmonary doctors are board-certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. We are available 24/7 for inpatients and people who come to the emergency room requiring urgent pulmonary care and attention.
Pulmonary rehabilitation helps restore function and improve the daily living of patients with pulmonary diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other forms of pulmonary disease.
With the help of one of our specially trained pulmonary rehabilitation care providers, patients receive:
- Gentle lower and upper body exercise training
- Instruction on proper breathing and pacing techniques
- Ventilator muscle training, when appropriate
- Psychosocial counseling, including stress management
- Education about proper medications, good nutritional habits, and, if necessary, smoking cessation
- Suggestions for a home exercise program