Greenville and Washington County Pulmonology

Lung Care Services

Pulmonologists are medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory diseases. They often work with patients diagnosed with chronic diseases over long periods of time, teaching them how to manage their conditions and assisting them when problems come up.

At Delta Regional Medical Center, our pulmonologists strive to create trusting relationships with patients so that you can feel comfortable speaking up when you need help. Managing chronic pulmonary diseases often requires certain lifestyle changes. We can educate you on what these changes involve and help you come up with creative ways to implement them into your day-to-day life. We understand that different patients have different needs, and our team makes an effort to find unique ways of implementing lung-healthy habits.

Conditions treated by pulmonologists include:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Chest pains
  • Pneumonia

Surgery & Respiratory Therapy

When facing chronic health problems, it is always best to explore conservative treatment measures before considering surgery. At DRMC, we thoroughly assess each patient’s condition and only recommend surgery when it is clear that other options cannot yield the desired results. Pulmonary surgery may involve removing a portion of the damaged lung or replacing a lung entirely.

Respiratory therapy is often an effective management program that can prevent the need for lung surgery. These are comprehensive, personalized programs designed to restore lung function, manage chronic lung conditions, and help patients breathe easy again.