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The Institute for
Asthma and Other Lung Diseases
The Institute for Asthma and Other Lung Diseases at New York Methodist brings together a unique group of specialists and medical services to offer coordinated, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of lung conditions including asthma and many others.
Asthma, a chronic disease of the lungs, occurs when inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways to the lungs) causes excess mucus production and a narrowing of the tubes. Symptoms can be mild or severe — ranging from minor wheezing and coughing to extreme difficulty breathing. Most often, symptoms are triggered by something specific — a virus, allergies, exercise, particles in the air, etc. Identifying and eliminating these triggers is essential. Our physicians are experts on the latest and most advanced asthma treatments, some of which are very effective.
Anyone observing or experiencing an "asthma attack" should try to stay as calm as possible, administer medication, and/or call 9-1-1 immediately. It is essential that asthma attacks are treated as quickly as possible.
Proper diagnosis is very important because while asthma is extremely common, it is not the only lung disease. Cough, shortness of breath, abnormal breathing patterns, chest pain, and chest tightness are the most common clinical signs of lung disease. When one or more of these symptoms are present, it may mean that some important function of the lung has been compromised. It is important that anyone who experiences these symptoms seeks medical care as soon as possible.
With our Pulmonary Function Laboratory and other advanced diagnostic equipment and with our full range of specialists, treatments, and technologies, we can provide the best possible options to diagnose and treat virtually any lung-related condition right here in Brooklyn. Though lung diseases and their symptoms are often stressful, our patients breathe easier knowing they are connected to a vast network of lung care.
Find a physician affiliated with this Institute for Asthma and Other Lung Diseases here or call 866.ASK.LUNG (866.275.5864).
Download the Institute's brochure or request that a brochure be mailed to you.
Because early detection of lung cancer increases the chances for a good outcome, we encourage patients to learn whether they are considered to be at risk for the disease. Click here to view more information about the NYM Lung Cancer Screening and whether or not you are at risk and eligible to participate.
If you smoke and are interested in quitting to improve your lung health, find the support you need by participating in the Smoking Cessation Program offered by the American Lung Association of New York and New York Methodist Hospital. For more information, visit the NYM support groups page and scroll down to "Smoking Cessation Program."
To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYM relating to the Institute for Asthma and Lung Diseases, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.
Asthma and Other Lung Disease Programs
The Institute provides a holistic approach to treating the conditions of individuals with asthma.
NYM is the only center in Brooklyn with an integrated approach to diagnosing and managing pulmonary hypertension.
Infectious Lung Disease
Physicians affiliated with NYM identify and treat infectious lung diseases.
Interstitial Lung Disease
The diagnosis of interstitial lung disease is made after physicians check inflamed cells in the lung, ...
Interventional pulmonologists perform on an outpatient basis and patients recover quickly.
New York City doctors diagnose, evaluate, and treat lung tumors and lung cancer cells with surgery and other ...
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Occupational Lung Disease
Lung specialists at NYM diagnose and treat occupational lung cancer caused by the inhalation of carcinogens ...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Specialists prescribe various treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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NYM is the only Hospital-based sleep center in Brooklyn to receive accreditation from the American Academy of ...
Thoracic Robotic Surgery
The best physicians and facility for thoracic surgery are in Brooklyn at New York Methodist Hospital, which was
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