Medical conditions that affect your ability to breathe are especially serious. Many lung diseases can be life-threatening if left untreated, and any kind of breathing trouble can affect your quality of life. When you need pulmonary care, visit our physicians at Staten Island University Hospital. Our diagnostic tests can assess the presence and severity of many lung disorders and respiratory diseases.
During your assessment, our physicians may use one or more of the following tests:
- Initial consultation
- X-rays of the chest
- Testing for pulmonary functioning
- Basic spirometry
- Measurements for diffusion capacity
- Measurements for lung volume
- Sleep disorder studies
We are able to diagnose and treat many conditions and types of lung diseases:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary emboli
We also treat sleep conditions such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and parasomnias (such as sleep walking).
Many Americans suffer from lung and sleep disorders that cause blockages and serious breathing problems. Even if you're not aware of the severity of the problem, the poor quality and duration of your sleep can have broader impacts on your overall health. Sluggishness, irritability and impaired alertness can affect you throughout the day. Lung disease can make simple everyday tasks a challenge. If your level of respiratory function makes it difficult to climb even a few stairs, then your condition may be putting you at risk for other health problems.
Our basic approach
At our pulmonary program, patients have access to a team of physicians and respiratory therapists. We use advanced medical equipment and the latest tests to assess and treat your condition. We also conduct sleep studies for patients who are suffering from sleep disorders.
Get your life back with respiratory treatment
Staten Island University Hospital offers accurate diagnoses and exceptional treatment options. We are dedicated to helping patients by connecting them with the leading technologies. Schedule your appointment today.