At HCA Virginia, our respiratory care program provides effective treatment for individuals with acute and chronic lung conditions. We regularly treat individuals with:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Fibrogenic diseases such as sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis
Our team of respiratory specialists will work with you to create a personalized care plan for your long-term health. We enable our patients to get healthy and stay healthy through:
- Education about your specific condition
- Encouraging positive lifestyle changes
- Access to the latest treatments and available therapies
- Prescribing effective medications
- Creating an individual therapy program
Advanced Pulmonary Treatments and Technology
At HCA Virginia, our priority is to go beyond standard fixes and provide you with effective, long-term respiratory solutions. We're proud to offer our patients a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment opportunities using the latest technology.
Our respiratory therapists provide expert ventilator management for patients throughout our hospitals, whether they're nine or 90 years old.
Our team of sleep specialists are skilled in diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about HCA Virginia's sleep centers.
Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can become weak and short of breath. Our pulmonary rehabilitation team helps patients strengthen their respiratory muscles through exercise training. Pulmonary rehabilitation can also include education, smoking cessation programs, nutritional counseling and oxygen therapy.
Advanced Asthma Treatment
HCA Virginia was first in the region to offer bronchial thermoplasty treatment for individuals with severe asthma. A recent treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, bronchial thermoplasty is an outpatient procedure which delivers precisely-controlled thermal energy to the airways.
Pulmonary Function Testing Labs
Our pulmonary function testing labs perform diagnostic tests to measure lung capacity and gas flow rates and to determine how gases are exchanged in the lungs. HCA Virginia's labs also test lung mechanics to determine how much strength an individual's respiratory muscles can generate. The information provided by these tests enables us to develop the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
We use bronchoscopic technology to diagnose lung diseases or other pulmonary conditions.