Advanced Pulmonary & Lung Disease Treatments
The lung and pulmonary disease treatments a physician may recommend will depend on a patient’s condition and its severity, among other factors. At Tampa General Hospital, we provide comprehensive care for our patients: We treat lung and respiratory diseases with a highly targeted approach for each patient within a multidisciplinary and collaborative framework. Our team includes experienced surgeons, pulmonologists, cardiovascular specialists, nurses, dieticians and others to ensure that our patients get the treatment they need and enjoy the best outcomes possible.
Nonsurgical Treatment Options
Oftentimes, the first approach to treating lung diseases in general is with nonsurgical methods. These may include:
- Medications, such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids and antibiotics
- Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight and lowering blood pressure
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
In some cases, surgical treatment for a lung or respiratory condition may be necessary. The type of surgery recommended for pulmonary and lung diseases can range from removing some or all of the esophagus or lungs to performing a lung transplant or other thoracic surgeries.
TGH is a high-volume surgical center and we treat many complex cases as well, achieving above-average survival rates and outcomes. It’s this commitment to providing world-class surgical care that has earned Tampa General Hospital recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10% in the nation for Pulmonology & Lung Surgery.
Learn more from one of our specialists how Tampa General Hospital approaches treatment for diseases of the lungs and respiratory system. Use our convenient Physician Finder to find a pulmonologist and schedule an appointment.