We offer a comprehensive array of tests and procedures here in our office for your convenience.


Lung function Tests and Services


Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR)

is the maximum flow rate generated during a forceful exhalation, starting from full lung inflation. Peak flow rate primarily reflects large airway flow and depends on the voluntary effort and muscular strength of the patient.


Spirometry

is an office test we commonly use to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that may affect your breathing. WE also use it to check how well your lungs are functioning once treatment has begun for a chronic lung condition.


Pulse Oximetry

is a test we perform using a small medical device placed on the fingertip or earlobe to monitor the oxygen saturation of blood without taking a blood sample.


Exercise Oximetry

is walking a defined distance while oxygen levels are monitored. Test is done to qualify patients for oxygen and to determine the need for home oxygen therapy. Normally the test can be pefformed on a treadmill starting slowly and then increasing gradually as tolerated. Oxygen saturation is monitored to detect any decrease.


Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT's)

verify how well your lungs work. The tests determine how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs, and how well your lungs put oxygen into your blood. The tests can diagnose lung diseases, measure the severity of lung problems, and check to see how well treatment for a lung disease is working.

Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV)

Forced Expiratory Flow 25%-75%

Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV)

Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)

functional Residual Capacity (FRC)

Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)

Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF)

Residual Volume (RV)

Slow Vital Capacity (SVC)

Total Lung Capacity (TLC)


In addition to the many lung function tests, we also perform

Digital PA and Lateral Chest X-Rays.


We now perform Broncial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty is a non-drug procedure for severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists. The procedure delivers thermal energy to the airway wall in a precisely controlled manner in order to reduce excessive airway smooth muscle, reducing the frequency of asthma attacks. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in three outpatient procedure visits scheduled approximately three weeks apart. After all three procedures are performed, the bronchial thermoplasty treatment is complete.