Comprehensive Pulmonary Services on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Pulmonary practice diagnoses and treats a variety of lung and sleep disorders including:
Interstitial Lung Disease
At the Regional Pulmonary Hypertension Center, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is an uncommon type of high blood pressure that affects only the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. We are the only pulmonary hypertension center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Pulmonary Rehab is a medically supervised program for patients with chronic lung disease. The program is designed to improve your lung function. Patients receive an individualized treatment plan with a progressive exercise program, as well as education regarding risk factor management.
Sleep Services at Singing River Health System care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and many other sleep and wakefulness disorders. We provide overnight sleep studies supervised by certified sleep technicians at our state-of-the-art, six bed Neuroscience Sleep Center.
Pulmonary Testing & Treatment
Pulmonary Function Testing
We provide comprehensive pulmonary function testing at Pulmonary Services at our Gulport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula locations. Lung function tests are noninvasive and show how well your lungs are working. The test measures lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Our team of pulmonary experts provides diagnostic tests to diagnose and treat lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and emphysema.
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, cough, mucus production, and wheezing. A pulmonary lung function test can diagnose and identify the stage of severity of COPD. Singing River provides a variety of treatment options for COPD, including the revolutionary Zephyr® Valve.
The Zephyr® Valve treatment is a new procedure offered to help patients with severe emphysema and COPD. During this procedure, the doctor places one or more small valves in your airways which release trapped pockets of air to improve your ability to breathe.
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a term used to describe a group of conditions that cause scarring (pulmonary fibrosis) and/or inflammation in space between the air sacs of the distal lung, causing shortness of breath, chronic dry hacking cough, and decreased blood oxygen levels. Call us to learn more about getting an evaluation for ILD.
Bronchial Thermoplasty for Severe Asthma
Bronchial Thermoplasty is an outpatient procedure for patients with severe asthma. During the procedure, the smooth muscles that spasm during an attack are treated thermally to open up your airways. It has been shown to reduce asthma attacks for at least five years.
Bronchoscopy is procedure used by our pulmonologist to look at your lungs, airways, bronchi, and more. These procedures can be diagnostic as well as interventional, and we offer Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy, as well as the advanced bronchoscopy techniques endo-bronchial ultrasound and navigational bronchoscopy.
Lung Cancer Screening – Low Dose CT Scan
Low Dose CT Scans are commonly used to detect lung cancer. Experts recommend those who have a history of heavy smoking, currently smoke or have quit smoking within the past 15 years, and are between the ages of 55 and 80 years old be screened for lung cancer every year.
Talk to your doctor about ordering a CT Scan from Singing River Health System and schedule your appointment by calling (228) 809-2355.
Singing River Health System Pulmonologists, Thoracic Surgeons, and Oncologists work closely with practitioners from multiple departments to provide a multidisciplinary program of comprehensive care for patients with lung cancer.
Inpatient Critical Care Medicine
We provide 24-hour critical care coverage for patients at Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital who are experiencing acute respiratory distress and respiratory failure. We utilize advanced techniques like bedside ultrasound to provide the best care possible when patients are hospitalized.