If you suffer from respiratory issues, you know how hard it can be when you struggle to breathe properly and how impactful that is on your daily life. But optimal lung health is not out of reach—get better faster and breathe easier when you schedule expert pulmonology services from our team of dedicated specialists at Ascentist Healthcare in the Kansas City area.

A doctor of pulmonology examines a patient for respiratory issues.

What Is Pulmonology?

As the air we breathe significantly influences our overall health, the role of pulmonology in diagnosing, treating, and preventing lung disorders is equally important. Our lungs, though exceptionally resilient, are exposed to various harmful agents daily, making them susceptible to numerous harmful diseases. That’s why finding the right team of experts to manage your lung health is so critical.

Ascentist Healthcare pulmonologists employ techniques ranging from simple physical examinations to complex procedures to identify and treat a diverse spectrum of conditions. Beyond the lungs, our pulmonologists also deal with issues related to the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura, and the muscles and nerves used in breathing.

Ascentist Healthcare pulmonology specialists understand the needs of our patients and provide specialized expertise, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and a comprehensive approach to treatment, ensuring that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs. We utilize the latest advancements in respiratory medicine, offering our patients the best chances of positive outcomes and improved overall health. Call or request an appointment online today.

A doctor of pulmonology examines a patient for respiratory issues.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Dyspnea
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
A lung specialist holds an image of a patient's lungs and inspects it for signs of disease.
  • Bronchodilators
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Corticosteroids
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Antibiotics
  • Vaccines
  • Surgery

What does a pulmonologist do?
A pulmonologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of respiratory system diseases, ranging from asthma to tuberculosis.

When should I see a pulmonologist?
If you experience chronic cough, shortness of breath, unexplained chest pain, or have been exposed to factors leading to lung disease, it’s advisable to consult a pulmonologist.

How are lung diseases diagnosed?
Diagnostic methods vary from physical examinations, and imaging tests like X-rays or CT scans, to procedures like bronchoscopy or pulmonary function tests.

Can lung diseases be cured?
While some conditions like pneumonia can be completely cured, others like asthma or COPD can be managed effectively with proper care.

Is smoking the only cause of lung diseases?
Though smoking is a major risk factor, lung diseases can also result from other irritants, infections, genetics, or occupational hazards.

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From primary care to major surgery and everything in between, Ascentist Healthcare brings specialists and physicians together in one place to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients.