Pulmonary Care

 Long Island Community Hospital’s pulmonary medicine team diagnoses and treats a wide range of pulmonary diseases and conditions including: asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis, shortness of breath and pulmonary embolism.

Admitted patients with chronic lung conditions or sudden severe breathing issues, are treated by specialists with advanced technology and up-to-date protocols ensuring that you and your loved ones receive high quality, compassionate care.

Long Island Community Hospital’s pulmonologists specialize in treating COPD and lung cancer, in both early and advanced stages. They work closely with other physicians and disciplines throughout the hospital to provide comprehensive care. The pulmonary team consists of pulmonologists and respiratory therapists that are integral to the care provided in our intensive care units, level III trauma center, emergency services and throughout the other patient care areas of hospital.

Respiratory care services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for inpatients. The team delivers advanced ventilator management, chest therapy and suctioning, oxygen administration and patient assessment and education. Our respiratory therapists are registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensed through the New York State Office of the Professions.

A variety of respiratory testing and procedures are offered at the hospital, including:

  • bronchoscopy
  • pleural biopsy
  • lung biopsy
  • arterial blood sampling