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Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care – Midtown is devoted to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions related to the lungs. If a breathing problem is causing you discomfort or stopping you from sleeping well, our providers will work with you to understand your concerns and use the most advanced diagnostic tools available to evaluate your lung health.

If you or a loved one are admitted to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and have a breathing issue, our providers will work with you first in the inpatient setting, providing critical care, and then later as an outpatient to provide any follow-up care you need.

Conditions our providers regularly manage and treat include:

  • Asthma (a respiratory condition that makes breathing difficult)
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes that often causes coughing)
  • Emphysema (a condition where damaged air sacs in the lungs cause breathlessness)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a condition in which constricted airways regularly cause difficulty or discomfort in breathing)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (a lung disease caused by damaged or scarred lung tissue)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS; a condition in which fluid leaks into the lungs, making breathing difficult)
  • Cystic fibrosis (a hereditary disease in which the body produces thick mucous that can clog the lungs)
  • Sleep apnea (interruptions in breathing during sleep)

Services we offer include:

  • Care before and after lung transplants
  • Pulmonary function testing (to evaluate lung function; often used to assess the impacts of diseases or the effects of environmental exposures, and can be required before undergoing surgery or starting certain types of employment)
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation (a combination of education and exercises to help patients with chronic lung disease improve lung function)
  • Interventional bronchoscopy (a group of minimally invasive procedures aimed at improving lung function)
  • Sleep medicine (the evaluation and management of breathing problems, including snoring and sleep apnea, during sleep)
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) prescriptions and management
  • Airway management (a medical procedure done to prevent or lessen airway obstruction)
  • Smoking (tobacco) cessation counseling and resources