Pulmonology, or pulmonary medicine, is the medical specialty that focuses on the lungs, bronchial tubes and other organs of the respiratory system in children and adults. Lancaster General Health is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 50 providers for pulmonology and is ranked #5 overall in Pennsylvania.
Some of the chest and lung disorders we address include:
Pulmonary Function Testing
A pulmonary function test (PFT), also called a lung function test or spirometry, is a simple, noninvasive test to determine how well your lungs are working. The PFT measures your breathing capacity and how fast the air moves in and out of your lungs. A simple blood test can also measure your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. The PFT may be used to diagnose shortness of breath or certain lung diseases like Asthma, Emphysema, or COPD. The PFT is also used to check lung function before surgery.
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Low-dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States - more than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. If you are a current or former smoker who is concerned about your risk for developing lung cancer, our low-dose CT screening program may be right for you.
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To find a pulmonary medicine specialist or to learn more, call 1-888-LGH-INFO or go to our Find A Doctor page.