Lung & Respiratory Care

Also known as Pulmonology

Breathe easy. We're here to help.

Lung and Respiratory Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Breathing is easy to take for granted, until it';s not so easy to breathe.

At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, our goal is to help you feel better about your breathing. Here, you'll find pulmonary care specialists who are experts in many types of lung disease and breathing disorders. They diagnose and treat chronic lung conditions and offer specialized lung care for hospitalized patients.

We're here for you if you have a chronic lung condition. We're also here for you if you develop a serious illness that requires pulmonary critical care. Our goal is to help you heal and live life as fully as possible.

Lung Cancer Screening

Finding lung cancer early offers the best chance of beating the disease. BID Plymouth has an expert team experienced in lung cancer screening.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 50 to 80 years old
  • Be a current smoker or have quit smoking within the past 15 years
  • Have a history of heavy smoking (one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, or two packs a day for 10 years, for example)

Screening requires a doctor's order. Speak with your primary care physician to find out if screening is right for you.

Services & Treatments

To help you with all types of lung conditions and breathing disorders, our team offers a full range of services and treatments:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Inpatient consultations
  • Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer and Lung Nodule Program
  • Outpatient consultations
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation;
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ventilator Support

Get Help to Quit Smoking

If you're a smoker, kicking the habit is one of the best things you can do for lung health. We can help. Get our quit smoking brochure. It offers helpful tools, tips and resources. Quitting is hard. But you can do it.

Conditions We Treat

Our lung and respiratory specialists have expertise treating a variety of conditions:
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Persistent cough
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary emboli
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis

Considering Lung Cancer Screening?

If have questions about our Lung Cancer Screening Program and whether you qualify, please contact us.