Memphis Lung treats asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, and all breathing related disorders. Our top notch practice provides the following pulmonary services to find the right treatment just for you.
Doctors sometimes use bronchoscopy to treat lung problems. For example, the procedure might be done to insert a stent in an airway. An airway stent is a small tube that holds the airway open. It might be used if a tumor or other condition blocks the airway.
In children, bronchoscopy most often is used to remove an object blocking an airway. Sometimes it’s used to find out what’s causing a cough that has lasted for at least a few weeks.
Bronchoscopy can also help find the cause of a lung problem. For example, during the procedure, your doctor may see:
- Signs of infection
- Excess mucus in the airways
- The site of bleeding
- A tumor
- A blockage (such as a piece of food) in your airway
Your doctor also may take samples of mucus or tissue from your lungs to test in a laboratory.
Researchers are studying new types of flexible bronchoscopy. They might make it easier to detect tumors and other lung problems, especially in the lungs’ small airways. These procedures also might make it easier to take fluid and tissue samples from your lungs.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation.
Cardio/Pulmonary Exercise Testing
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is an objective method of determining an individual’s fitness for surgery. It provides an assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, haematopoietic, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through routine measurement of individual organ system functions.