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Mayo Clinic is one of the leading medical facilities in North America for the diagnosis and treatment of lung (pulmonary) and sleep disorders. Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic are experts at solving the most serious and complex medical challenges faced by people with conditions that affect the lungs and breathing.

Mayo Clinic pulmonologists are part of an integrated team of highly specialized medical and surgical experts who work together to care for people of all ages. They use the latest technology to provide exactly the care you need, whether you are an outpatient or in a hospital setting, including an intensive care unit. And their commitment to innovation and research means that you have access to advanced treatment options.

Mayo Clinic's specialists in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine strive to provide individualized care for each person, providing the right treatment based on an accurate diagnosis and an assessment of your needs.

Collaborative care, focused on you

More than 90 doctors specializing in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine work with allied health professionals to provide the care you need at Mayo Clinic's three campuses.

Pulmonologists also collaborate with experts in nearly every specialty to deliver effective, personalized care. The pulmonary medicine team works closely with colleagues who specialize in thoracic surgery, critical care, sleep medicine, pediatric sleep medicine, transplant, oncology, internal medicine, radiology, radiation oncology, pathology, ear, nose and throat (otorhinolaryngology), rheumatology, allergy and immunology, neurology, lung transplant, and others areas. This tradition of collaboration helps ensure your doctor develops an individualized treatment plan that considers your needs and all aspects of your condition.

In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders treatment to their local communities.

Experienced specialists

Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine experts at Mayo Clinic have experience diagnosing and treating all types of diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including very rare conditions. They use the latest equipment and minimally invasive techniques.

Each year, more than 65,000 people with severe and chronic lung conditions are treated at Mayo Clinic. This breadth of experience means your doctors are prepared with the knowledge and resources you need.

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic's pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine researchers are committed to improving the care of people with diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. They are at the forefront of innovation in advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, including critical care sonography, bronchoscopy techniques and a healthy lifestyle program for managing chronic lung conditions.

Mayo Clinic's strong influence in pulmonary medicine innovation and research extends back decades. In World War II, Mayo scientists developed the oxygen mask, the G-suit, the original pulse oximeter and sleep medicine advances. In 1972, they developed the first technique of lung biopsy by bronchoscopy.

Mayo Clinic pulmonary and sleep medicine specialists are experts in treating people with diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. They offer comprehensive evaluation of respiratory symptoms and diseases, especially complex and rare disorders.

Treatment options include a full range of tests, procedures and clinical services, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Specialists in pulmonary and sleep medicine at Mayo Clinic have deep experience treating people with a wide range of diseases and conditions affecting the lungs and breathing. Some people come to Mayo Clinic when their condition is complex or extremely unusual, or when common approaches have failed to provide answers or the usual treatments have not worked. Mayo Clinic pulmonologists work with teams of doctors and subspecialists in other areas to make sure you get the care you need.

Pulmonary and sleep medicine specialists provide management and services for many lung conditions, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of the services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Specialists in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Mayo Clinic are organized by disease-oriented groups to enhance collaboration, research and patient care. Specialty groups related to this department:

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is recognized for high-quality pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine by a variety of national organizations.

  • Mayo Clinic is one of 47 U.S. medical centers that have received special designation as a Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
  • Mayo Clinic is one of 29 U.S. medical centers that are part of the Rare Lung Diseases Consortium.
  • Mayo Clinic is also a lymphangioleimyomatosis (LAM) clinic, a designation granted by the LAM Foundation to 34 U.S. medical institutions that have doctors with special interest in treating and researching rare lung diseases.
  • Mayo Clinic is a certified Cystic Fibrosis Care Center for children and adults.
  • Mayo Clinic is a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center.
  • The Center for Sleep Medicine is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

These designations by national medical groups are recognition that Mayo Clinic meets strict criteria developed by invited subject matter experts and patient advocates, focusing on whole-person care for best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. Clinical expertise is integrated with established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic recognizes that high-quality care depends on scientific discovery. Its major research programs in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine include basic, applied and translational activities with the goal of improved patient care. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds many Mayo Clinic research projects in this field each year.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has an average of 13 active federal grants a year totaling more than $4 million. NIH cooperation helps create an environment for innovative research in which Mayo Clinic scientists and physicians produce original research articles that are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Research conducted at Mayo Clinic has produced:

  • New treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, alveolar proteinosis and many other pulmonary conditions
  • New technologies to identify causes of lung conditions
  • A new generation of bronchoscopic techniques to perform incision-free procedures

Mayo Clinic also carries out a wide range of clinical trials focused on treatment of conditions that affect the lungs and breathing.

Center for Sleep Medicine

Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialists, including doctors trained in lung and breathing conditions (pulmonologists), mental health conditions (psychiatrists), and brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), study new diagnosis and treatment options for sleep disorders in the Center for Sleep Medicine. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Publications

See a list of publications about pulmonary and critical care medicine topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine laboratories and programs

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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