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Pulmonology

Southeast Pulmonology provides specialized care for adults with pulmonary and respiratory conditions, including sleep disorders.

Our team of breathing specialists includes board certified pulmonologists and respiratory therapists. We have the expertise to treat a full range of lung conditions, including asthma, lung nodules, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Because breathing issues often accompany other health problems, we work closely with SoutheastHEALTH surgeons and other specialists to ensure that you always receive the right care.

Our Pulmonology Services and Locations

We provide most of our pulmonology services in Cape Girardeau. We also see patients for consultations in our Dexter Outreach Clinic.

Our services include:

Lung disease diagnosis and treatment. Whether you need an asthma doctor or a COPD doctor, we can help. Our highly trained nurses are also available to assist you with questions about your asthma or COPD.

We also prescribe and perform lung function and imaging tests, such as spirometry and chest x-rays. You may need a diagnostic test like this if you have shortness of breath or a persistent cough, for instance.

Sleep medicine care. We see patients for sleep medicine consultations, order any needed tests and then create a treatment plan.

Special procedures. We perform procedures such as bronchoscopy to look inside the lungs for problems. Our team is able to offer you EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy, a minimally invasive diagnostic and biopsy technique.

Lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT scans are recommended for certain former or current smokers. There are a limited number of screenings available. Please call 800.800.5123 to register or learn more.

Zephyr for severe COPD. We are proud to offer groundbreaking technology to help patients with severe emphysema breathe better. Zephyr is not surgery. Instead, our team places a special valve inside the lungs using an endoscope that is inserted down the throat. The Zephyr valve blocks the area of the lungs affected by emphysema. This helps the healthy part of the lung work better, improving quality of life.

SoutheastHEALTH is the only provider that offers the Zephyr valve procedure in our area.

Pulmonary rehabilitation. If you have chronic lung disease, our pulmonary rehabilitation program can help you make the most of every breath.

Pulmonary rehabilitation combines monitored exercise in a safe environment with education and support. We've earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Only a few programs have achieved this honor in our region.

Our team will design your rehabilitation program to help you achieve your personal goals.

Pulmonary rehab is available at Southeast Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Cape Girardeau by medical referral. Ask your provider if pulmonary rehabilitation is right for you.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

If your lung condition requires surgery, you're in good hands. SoutheastHIEALTH's cardiothoracic surgeons have more than 70 years of combined experience. Procedures our team performs include:

  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Robot-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Segmentectomy

Learn More or Make an Appointment

To schedule a pulmonology appointment, please call 573.331.7830.

To learn more about pulmonary rehab, please call 573.331.7950.