Experts in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.
Pulmonary/Critical Care specialists have expertise in a range of respiratory conditions including but not limited to: lung cancer diagnosis and treatment; chronic obstructive lung diseases including asthma; interstitial lung diseases; pulmonary vascular disease including pulmonary hypertension; sleep disorders; acute and chronic respiratory failure; and various lung infections.
Services offered through the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine specialty include:
- Outpatient clinics for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
- Hospital inpatient services for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
- Intensive care services for management and treatment of the critically ill
- Lung transplantation
- Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment
- Bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment (e.g., laser therapy and airway stenting)
- Access to various diagnostic and treatment protocols
- Pulmonary Function Laboratory
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Training programs for Pulmonary and Critical Care specialists
Clinical expertise, research, and education are integrated to provide the best care available while advancing the science of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the future. There are 39 critical and pulmonary care specialists in Minnesota, 10 pulmonary and five critical care specialists in Florida and five pulmonary and five critical care specialists in Arizona.