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Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Breathing Disorders Center at Allegheny Health Network

Respiratory disease is a common and significant cause of illness and death around the world. At the Breathing Disorders Institute, our goal is to help diagnose the causes of and relieve breathlessness in patients.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) emphysema, is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. It can be a crippling disease that occurs in smokers and in people who have been exposed to second hand smoking and air pollution. It causes shortness of breath, cough, mucous production, and exercise intolerance. Many patients go undiagnosed.

Allegheny Health Network offers a physician team that is dedicated to the treatment of any breathing problem, and diseases of the lungs and airways, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Lung nodules 
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Occupationally-related lung diseases

Our special services include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Navagational bronchoscopy

Treatment for patients who suffer with (COPD) emphysema is led by a specialized team of physicians and respiratory therapists, offering the latest in diagnosis, treatment, and technological advances.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to your breathing problems, including smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation.