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Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Services
Pulmonary and critical care specialists provide evaluation and treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic lung diseases. These diseases include asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis and respiratory failure such as acute respiratory distress syndrome. The division also has one of the most active lung transplant programs in the country and has performed over 650 lung and heart-lung transplants. Other unique services include sleep disorders, respiratory muscle dysfunction and ventilator management.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
The Alpha-1 Foundation has designated Loyola University Medical Center as an Alpha-1 Clinical Resource Center for the care of patients with this condition at its related lung and liver diseases. Our specialists provide long-term continuity of care up to and including lung transplantation if necessary.
Center for Sleep Disorders
This center includes an accredited sleep laboratory that offers diagnostic studies for a full range of sleep disorders. There is a multidisciplinary approach to care that involves physicians and staff from the Departments of Neurology, Otolaryngology and Psychiatry. Our pulmonary sleep specialists staff large ambulatory care clinics at the main medical center and in Oakbrook Terrace.
Chronic Ventilator Management
Our specialists provide ventilator care to patients with chronic respiratory failure at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois, one of the largest long-term care facilities in the country.
Cystic Fibrosis Program
All aspects of care including gastrointestinal, nutritional and social support are available for adults with this inheritable disorder.
In addition to basic bronchoscopy, a variety of additional techniques such as bronchial stent placement and ultrasound guided biopsy are available.
Advanced lung diseases are treated collaboratively between pulmonary transplant specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons. The transplant program also includes a staff of psychologists, nurses, clinical pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists and physical therapists.
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Basic pulmonary function tests are available for the diagnosis and management of patients with acute and chronic pulmonary diseases.