Grapevine pulmonologists can help you breathe better
Our lungs help us breathe so that our body can properly function. Illness or disease in the airways, lung tissue, cardiovascular system or from neurological or muscular conditions, limits the amount of air that reaches the lungs.
Pulmonologists on our medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine study and treat diseases of the lungs, airways and chest. Pulmonologists also care for the very sick in critical care units and treat sleep disorders. If surgery is required, we have physicians on the medical staff specially trained in thoracic surgery.
Our pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Grapevine help you by creating individualized exercise plans and education classes, so you can do more things you enjoy. Education includes:
- Coping/Stress management
- Home exercise programs
- Lung medication
- Infection control
- Breathing techniques
- Energy conservation
- Oxygen and equipment
Lung conditions treated at Grapevine
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine offers care for numerous lung conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Fungal infections of the lung
- Granulomatous lung diseases
- Hepatopulmonary syndrome
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary vascular disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep disorders
- Smoking cessation
- Tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease
Lung Nodule Program in Grapevine
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine provides prompt evaluation and treatment guidance for patients who have had a lung nodule or lesion discovered on CT imaging study or chest X-ray.
Our Lung Nodule Program features specialists who will work closely with both the patient and the referring physician. Our team will meet with each patient and provide a comprehensive assessment, discussion and development of an individualized plan of care in a timely manner. Our Lung Nodule Program also includes:
- Full treatment plans with input from multiple specialists
- Follow-up evaluations/assessments over the long term
- Close working relationship with experienced cancer patient navigators
- Smoking cessation counseling (covered by most insurance plans)
- Potential reduced mortality from lung cancer, thereby improving cancer cure and survival
If you have been diagnosed with a lung nodule or lesion, contact us to speak with our lung nodule coordinator.
Lung cancer screening
Lung cancer screening at our Grapevine hospital helps diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop. If you are at high risk for lung cancer, a screening can detect the cancer early to improve chances of cure, decrease the need for extensive surgery and increase your chances of survival.
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine has thoracic surgeons on the medical staff who diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, esophagus and diaphragm.
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine offers a pulmonary rehabilitation program to build your fitness and help you breathe better to make it easier to do your daily activities.