Pulmonary Consultation Service

The Rutgers Health Pulmonary Consultation Service specializes in the diagnosis and life-changing, compassionate care of patients with adult respiratory diseases. We help establish or review treatment plans and the coordination of patient care for the short and long term.

Physicians who are part of the Rutgers Health Pulmonary Consultation Service examine patients dealing with such conditions as interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, obstructive lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis.

All physicians with Rutgers Health Pulmonary Consultation Service are on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a member school of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are involved in clinical research and in teaching about all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room to a patient’s room.

Comprehensive Analysis and Diagnosis

A comprehensive analysis of every patient includes:

  • Arranging for
    • Dietary counseling
    • Home oxygen
    • Other appropriate therapies
    • Pulmonary rehabilitation
    • Smoking cessation
  • Assessing disease severity
  • Designing personalized treatment plans

The Pulmonary Consultation Service diagnoses lung diseases with many investigative procedures. We provide imaging studies, such as chest X-ray and CT scan, for examination by our expert chest radiologists. Our highly trained pulmonary technologists, several of whom are certified respiratory therapists, also perform high-quality pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary exercise studies. Additionally, our board-certified pulmonologists can perform fiberoptic bronchoscopy to obtain specimens from the lung.

The Rutgers Health Pulmonary Consultation Service also provides interventional bronchology services for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and non-malignant airway and mediastinal diseases. We also conduct therapeutic bronchoscopy to help relieve symptoms of central airway obstruction resulting from malignant or non-malignant conditions, or asthma.

Many therapies that we provide can be personalized for each patient, including:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Silicone, metallic, and hybrid airway stents
  • Thermal techniques, including
    • Argon plasma coagulation (APC)
    • Cryotherapy
    • Electrocautery
    • Laser

To see one of our outstanding physicians, set up an appointment with us so that we can discuss the best treatment options with you and your family.