Respiratory & Pulmonary Care

Breathe easier with high-quality respiratory and pulmonary care from UNC Health. Rely on a knowledgeable team to help you find the most effective treatment to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Respiratory Conditions We Treated

Find complete care of:

  • Asthma, the narrowing or inflammation of the airways that makes it hard to breathe
  • Cancer of the respiratory system, including lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a lung disease that causes coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing
  • Cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that affects the lungs and respiratory system
  • Infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Sleep apnea or other sleep-related breathing problems

Diagnosis & Treatment

Get help from skilled doctors who take the time to listen and create a plan that’s customized to you. To diagnose or treat your condition, your care team may recommend:

  • Bronchoscopy or laryngoscopy, diagnostic tests that examine the airways
  • Inhaler therapy
  • Lifestyle recommendations to avoid symptom triggers
  • Medications
  • Pulmonary function test to check the health of the respiratory system
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation, a program to learn breathing exercises and other techniques to improve your lung function and overall health
  • Thoracentesis, procedure to remove extra lung fluid and help you breathe more easily
  • Ventilator support, help from a machine to breathe

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.