Pulmonary medicine focuses on the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs. Diseases commonly evaluated and treated by Summa Health pulmonologists and respiratory therapists include:
To effectively treat these conditions, Summa Health pulmonary specialists utilize a wide range of minimally invasive techniques and treatments and the latest equipment and technology. We have been recognized for our efforts with numerous quality awards, including a Screening Center of Excellence (SCOE) designation. Presented by the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, this designation recognizes Summa Health as providing responsible, high-quality low-dose CT screening for early detection of lung cancer and complying with comprehensive standards based on best practices.
Summa Health also has been recognized with two pulmonary-related Specialty Clinical Quality Awards from Healthgrades. Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance.
The Summa Health pulmonary medicine team closely collaborates with experts in nearly every specialty to deliver effective patient-centered care. This multidisciplinary approach helps develop an individualized treatment plan based on a full range of options, comprehensive evaluations, an accurate diagnosis, and your personal concerns and treatment goals.
What’s more, Summa Health patient navigators assist patients, families and caregivers in “navigating” their journey to help ensure timely and quality care. Involved from the first finding through diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up, our experienced navigators:
Summa Health patient navigators can help reduce your anxiety and enhance your ability to follow through with appointments and prescribed treatment. They are here to help make what may seem overwhelming more manageable.
Diagnosed with COVID-19 and double pneumonia, Lynn was on a ventilator for four weeks. She then spent two weeks at the Summa Rehab Hospital to rebuild her strength and another three months with the Summa Health Pulmonary Rehab to improve her lung functioning. But today, Lynn is just grateful to have her life back.