Pulmonary Disease at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Our specialists offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that attack the lungs and respiratory system, also known as pulmonary diseases.  There have been tremendous strides in the treatment of pulmonary diseases during the last 50 years.  More than 2 million people worldwide die from diseases such as tuberculosis, a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs, each year.  Yet due to innovative prevention and treatment methods practiced in the U.S., there are less than 1,000 annual fatalities here.

Pulmonary diseases can be chronic, such as asthma, a condition that affects approximately 17 million Americans.  Life-threatening conditions include emphysema and lung cancer. Pulmonary conditions are exacerbated by smoking, environmental factors and pollutants.  Early detection and treatment for these diseases can help save lives.  And, our pulmonologists are experienced in the latest diagnostic tools and treatment innovations.
 
The range of conditions our pulmonologists treat include but are not restricted to:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasi
  • Lung cancer
  • Occupational lung disease from exposure to asbestos and toxic material
  • Pneumonia and fungal lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis, shortness of breath caused by lung scarring and stiffness
  • Tuberculosis

For more information about Emory University Hospital Midtown Pulmonary Disease services or physicians, please call 404-778-2000