Pulmonology: Programs and Treatments
The Respiratory Medicine Division offers comprehensive consultative services for diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of acute and chronic respiratory diseases. The division is comprised of clinical pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and social workers who help provide multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient care.
Procedures performed include:
- Lung volumes
- Measurement of diffusing capacity
- Exhaled nitric oxide measurements
- Exercise challenge testing
- Airway hyper reactivity evaluation
- Infant pulmonary function testing
- Cardio pulmonary exercise testing
Problems diagnosed and conditions treated include:
- Severe and high risk asthma
- Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
- Pulmonary sleep disorders
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Congenital lung abnormalities
- Chronic cough
- Pulmonary hypertension associated to pulmonary disease
- Interstitial lung disease
- The pediatric pulmonologists on the medical staff are board-certified and hold academic appointments at UT Southwestern.
- The physicians and staff manage a broad range of respiratory disorders and are qualified in bronchoscopy, home ventilator management, pulmonary function testing, and pulmonary sleep related disorders.