Pulmonary specialists at Mount Sinai Medical Center's Lung Center provide compassionate, high quality and cutting edge care to patients with pulmonary disorders. These physicians have expertise in the following conditions:
- Lung care diagnosis and treatment
- Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)
- Asthma, interstitial lung disease
- Pulmonary vascular disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep disorders
- Acute and chronic respiratory failure
- Various lung infections
Mount Sinai's Lung Center provides a wide breadth of pulmonary services as part of its commitment to comprehensive, state-of-the-art care. Highlights include:
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic: Mount Sinai offers a weekly clinic with south Florida's only multidisciplinary team specialized in pulmonary hypertension.
Medical Intensive Care unit (MICU): Every day, pulmonologists address the respiratory needs of critically ill patients in the MICU. This service has extensively reduced the time patients spend on mechanical ventilators in the MICU.
Sleep Laboratory: Mount Sinai has a fully accredited sleep lab for the evaluation and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Click here to learn more
Respiratory Recovery Program: This acute-care program provides transitional care for respiratory patients after they leave the Intensive Care Unit. It uses a multidisciplinary approach in a closely monitored, supportive environment to improve breathing and lung function and maximize each patient's recovery. Click here to learn more
Pulmonary Function Laboratory: Patients from throughout Miami-Dade County and beyond seek testing and treatment at Mount Sinai's laboratory, widely recognized as a center for the evaluation of both adults and children experiencing unexplained shortness of breath. The Laboratory provides an array of diagnostic testing that includes:
- Exercise Provocation Tests - used to assist in the diagnosis of exercise induced asthma which is particularly useful in testing athletes, including high school athletes.
- High Altitude Simulation Test - assists in the assessment of patients with underlying pulmonary disease who travel by air. These patients can be at risk for significant cardiopulmonary effects of oxygen deficits at higher altitudes.
- Body Plethysmography - determines the extent of lung disease by measuring how much air is present in your lungs when you take a deep breath and how much air is left in your lungs after you exhale.
- Bronchoscopy - used to diagnose problems in the throat, larynx, trachea and lower airways or to treat problems such as an object or growth in the airways. This procedure allows the doctor to look at your lungs through a thin viewing instrument.
- Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) – a relatively new technology that allows for a minimally invasive, highly effective means of diagnosing lung cancer and other diseases through ultrasound. Mount Sinai is one of only three medical centers in South Florida with this technology.
For more information on testing or to schedule a Pulmonary Function Test or procedure call the Mount Sinai Pulmonary Function Laboratory at 305-674-2608.