Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay has helped countless patients breathe easier. Our team of board-certified lung doctors is made up of some of the top pulmonary specialists in Central Florida. With decades of combined experience, we provide comprehensive care and treatment for a range of respiratory conditions, from seasonal allergies to lung cancer, and help you manage your pulmonary conditions.
We use a variety of allergy testing methods, including blood tests and skin tests, to pinpoint the source of your allergy. This allows us develop an individualized plan of treatment for managing your symptoms.
For long-term management of your allergies, we offer immunotherapy, or allergy shots.
Asthma is a chronic disease thatâ€™s caused by the inflammation of the airways. When an asthma attack happens, the muscles around your airways become constricted and the lining around the air passage swells up. This decreases the amount of air that can pass by, thereby affecting your breathing. The good news is that with the right medical care and prudent monitoring, it is manageable.
In our asthma clinics, our specialist are advancing the medical worldâ€™s knowledge of asthma treatments by conducting Phase II-IV clinical trials in our state-of-the-art facility.
For severe asthma, we offer Bronchial Thermoplasty, an outpatient procedure that delivers controlled, therapeutic radiofrequency energy to the airway wall, and can sharply reduce asthma attacks. Clinical studies have shown that 79% of patients who underwent a Bronchial Thermoplasty experienced a significant improvement in asthma-related symptoms and quality of life.
Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay offers Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), an outpatient procedure for treating severe asthma that delivers controlled, therapeutic radiofrequency energy to the airway wall, and can sharply reduce asthma attacks. This procedure is typically recommended for adult patients who suffer from severe, persistent asthma that does not respond to previous medical treatments. Clinical studies have shown that 79% of patients who underwent Bronchial Thermoplasty experienced a significant improvement in asthma-related symptoms and quality of life.
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Childhood asthma prompts the airways and lungs to become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers. Although childhood asthma is not very different from adult asthma, children diagnosed with asthma must cope with some difficult challenges that include missed school days, regular visits to the emergency room, and hospitalizations. Long-term medications, quick-relief medications, allergy-induced treatments, and inhaled-medication devices can all help with pediatric asthma.
This procedure, which can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, allows our pulmonary specialists to look inside your lungsâ€™ airways and determine the source of your symptoms.
PFTâ€™s are essential to diagnosing and understanding our patientâ€™s lung conditions. The respiratory therapists at Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay use Medgraphics, state-of-the-art pulmonary diagnostic system, to help identify and diagnose potential lung disorders. When indicated, we also perform needle biopsies of the lung. Medgraphics enables us to:
Our Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Lab offers razor-edge technology with first-rate care. If you have potential lung disorders, consider our Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Laboratory. It features Medgraphics and is staffed by certified respiratory therapists (RT) and trained Pulmonary Technologists who follow strict national standards and guidelines while offering caring, personal medical treatment.
Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay is the only medical group in the area accredited by the Joint Commission. This means weâ€™ve been recognized for our compliance with rigorous national performance standards that promote safe and quality health care for our patients.
Your convenience is key, so you can expect:
Patients can access the lab Monday through Friday.