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Pulmonary & Respiratory Care

At UVA, five of our specialties were honored as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report. Our pulmonary services are ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation.

We're experts in diagnosing and treating chronic pulmonary and respiratory conditions, from asthma to lung cancer to sleep disorders.

Learn about our pulmonary treatment specialties.

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Pulmonary & Respiratory Care

Find advanced care for your breathing, sleep, lung, pulmonary problems.
Get treated for breathing problems, lung disease

Pulmonary & Respiratory Care

At UVA, five of our specialties were honored as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report. Our pulmonary services are ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation.

We're experts in diagnosing and treating chronic pulmonary and respiratory conditions, from asthma to lung cancer to sleep disorders.

Learn about our pulmonary treatment specialties.

Lung Specialties

  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS

    Our Cystic Fibrosis Clinic is one of 110 in the nation to be accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, meaning we meet the highest standards for treatment of cystic fibrosis in adults.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    We work with experts in rheumatology or cardiology to diagnose, treat and find the underlying cause of your pulmonary hypertension.

  • Interventional Procedures

    These include non-invasive methods to find nodules or masses in your lungs, as well as treatments for more common diseases like asthma


Lung Disease 101
Lung disease tests

Save Your Breath: Get Diagnosed

When you suffer from respiratory disease, the key to effective treatment and the best possible outcome starts with the right diagnosis. 

Our doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing complicated pulmonary diseases. Our state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory offers a full range of diagnostic tests not found at other hospitals in the region.

Make an appointment at the pulmonary testing lab today.

 

Is it Pulmonary Fibrosis?

  • If you have shortness of breath and it's not going away with asthma or COPD treatments, you could have interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease (ILD), often called pulmonary fibrosis, causes scarring in the lungs and includes over 200 different diseases.

    Sound Familiar? See an ILD Expert

    Get diagnosed and treated at one of only 40 centers participating in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network. Visit the ILD clinic today.

    What is Interstitial Lung Disease? A Podcast

    Listen to Borna Mehrad, MD, explain ILD and how we address pulmonary fibrosis at UVA.

Lungs & Sleep
Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea: One Man's Story

For Grahm Reynolds, a good night's rest was a dream, not a reality. He never woke refreshed.

After a sleep study at UVA, Reynolds discovered he suffered from sleep apnea, a fairly common but deadly condition where breathing is interrupted during sleep.

Find out how a diagnosis, a healthier lifestyle and a CPAP machine helped Grahm finally get some sleep.

Keep Your Lungs Healthy

  • More than 35 million Americas suffer from chronic lung diseases, the third-leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. And the number of deaths from lung disease are increasing, while death rates from heart disease and cancer are declining. 

    Some steps you can take to get your lungs healthy:

    • Stop smoking
    • Get plenty of exercise
    • Avoid allergen triggers

    Take a look at the UVA Cancer Center's resources and screenings for smokers.

Watch: How Sleep Studies Work

Watch this video about sleep studies now.

Ever wonder what your sleep patterns look like?

Here's what they would look like if you have sleep apnea.

Respiratory Care For Children

Our pediatric experts provide friendly care for your child's respiratory needs.

At UVA Children's Hospital, we provide care for children with respiratory diseases and respiratory-related sleep disorders.

Learn more
 about pediatric respiratory care.

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A Lung Transplant Story

Cystic fibrosis threatened to keep her from having children, and then her life. Read this dramatic story of one woman's will to not give up on her dreams, and how a lung transplant helped her get there.