Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

Overview

At Staten Island University Hospital, our Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is staffed by physicians who are board certified specialists in their fields, and who maintain the highest standards of academic quality and integrity. We practice in three key areas.

Pulmonary medicine

Pulmonologists specialize in diseases of the lungs and respiratory system and commonly evaluate patients with persistent coughing, difficulty breathing, abnormal chest x-rays, and chest pain. They also routinely treat patients with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), asthma, interstitial pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Pulmonologists also specialize in treating environmentally related pulmonary diseases such as asbestosis, silicosis, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

Critical care medicine

Critical care physicians monitor and treat patients with respiratory failure, shock, and overwhelming infections (sepsis) in an intensive care unit. They specialize in using mechanical ventilators and hemodynamic monitoring equipment such as swan-ganz catheters, central venous pressure monitors, and end-tidal carbon dioxide monitors.

Sleep medicine

Sleep medicine physicians evaluate patients for all sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness. Disorders may include obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia, REM behavior disorders, and parasomnias (sleep walking).

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(718) 980-5700

Advanced treatment for respiratory problems like asthma can make a big difference in your daily activities. A good night's sleep can improve your mood and your health. Call (718) 980-5700 to make an appointment.