Learn how to keep your lungs healthy and get the latest news and insights about pulmonary disease symptoms, causes and treatments, as well as advice for managing different lung diseases. Your lungs are part of the respiratory system, a group of organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe in and out. As they move fresh air in and out of your body, your lungs are also working to remove waste gases. Every single cell in your body needs oxygen to survive. Our body’s natural defense system works silently and is designed to protect the lungs, keeping dirt and germs at bay. Lung capacity declines as you age. Keep your lungs healthy by being proactive with your health every day. Eating a balanced diet, exercise and reduced stress levels help you to breathe easier throughout the day.
Read how our highly experienced teams work to discover new lung disease research, treatment symptoms, and see patients from across the country and around the world for high-quality, comprehensive care. Explore the procedures, services, and facilities offered, the treatments based on the latest medical advances, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies.
At times, we may take our lungs for granted. They keep us alive and well, and for the most part we don’t have to think about them. People from across the country have experienced some form of lung ailment and have received care from our doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian. You can experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment. Read stories of patient accounts and their experience with recovery from pulmonary diseases and illnesses. Our doctors also teach Columbia University resident staff and students. They conduct research, such as studies of COPD combined with congestive heart failure to gain a better understanding of how the disease impacts patient lives and what can be done to prevent or better treatment those who are affected.
Discover how the pulmonary medicine specialists of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital treat patients with a range of illnesses affecting the lungs, from critical illnesses that require treatment in the Hospital’s intensive care unit to more minor ailments that require an office consultation. Illnesses of the lungs can include asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. Services at NewYork-Presbyterian include pulmonary function tests, bronchoscopy, and other diagnostic procedures. Our doctors are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. They are some of the best physicians and leaders in the nation when it comes to pulmonary care. Our pulmonologists treat patients with lung illnesses by providing round-the-clock specialty care to patients in northern Manhattan, Riverdale, Yonkers, and the west Bronx.