Mercy Medical Center Redding
Our Respiratory Care Department provides advanced respiratory services for people of all ages, from newborn babies to our oldest patients.
Interventional pulmonology techniques can help diagnose central and peripheral lung nodules or masses, stage mediastinal lung cancer, and detect centrally located lung cancers early. Therapeutic uses include specialized procedures used to treat asthma, early stage lung cancer, central airway obstruction of benign or malignant origin, hemoptysis, persistent broncho-pleural fistulas, and placement of fiducial markers for stereotactic body radiation therapy.
Collectively, the procedures we offer allow us to:
We offer a multidisciplinary approach for our patients at Mercy Medical Center Redding. We provide comprehensive pleural care and have skilled specialists, knowledgeable about numerous advanced bronchoscopy procedures. We encourage you to learn all you can about your disease so you can partner with us in treating and managing your condition.
Conditions we treat include:
Most patients are referred to an interventional pulmonologist when their doctor suspects a more complex lung or breathing disorder. If you have persistent pain, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath, visit your primary care doctor. Your doctor can help you determine if a referral is needed.
Note: Sudden chest pain and trouble breathing may be signs of a life-threatening issue — please call 9-1-1 or visit the emergency department right away.