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Healthy lungs are essential to your overall well-being.

Here at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, we provide specialized, comprehensive lung care and management that can help you take control of your lung health.

The physicians on our staff include pulmonologists who study and treat diseases of the lungs, airway and chest. They also help patients who experience sleep disorders.

Condiciones Pulmonares Tratadas
Embolia pulmonar aguda y crónica

A blockage in one or more blood vessel in the lung by a blood clot, air bubble or other debris.

Pulmonary embolism symptoms include:

  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Sharp chest pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tos

A condition where an airway becomes swollen which makes it hard to breathe.

Asthma symptoms include

  • Sibilancias
  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Coughing
  • Tight feeling in the chest
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A condition where lungs are damaged and have abnormally wide airways leading to excess mucus.

Symptoms include:

  • Daily cough
  • Large amounts of phlegm
La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC)

Incurable lung disease with narrow, damaged airways making it hard to breathe.

COPD symptoms include

  • Tos crónica
  • Shortness of breath with activity
  • Sibilancias
Fibrosis quística

A life-threatening disorder, cystic fibrosis is inherited and causes damage to the lungs and digestive system from a build up of phlegm.

Patients with cystic fibrosis are at high risk for lung infections.


Emphysema is a lung condition in which air sacs in the lungs are damaged, creating too large of airspaces that results in shortness of breath and fatigue.

Infecciones fúngicas del pulmón

Valley fever, histoplasmosis and aspergillosis are fungal infections of the lungs that are each associated with different geographic locations.

Enfermedades pulmonares granulomatosas

This umbrella term is used to describe a group of bacterial and fungal infectious conditions characterized by the creation of granulomas.

Síndrome hepatopulmonar

This syndrome is most commonly seen along with liver disease in which oxygen levels are low and causes shortness of breath from enlarged blood vessels.

Enfermedad pulmonar intersticial

This is an umbrella term that is used to describe diseases that cause the lungs to scar.

Scarring can result in stiffness in the lungs, making it hard to breathe and get oxygen to the bloodstream.

Cáncer de pulmón

The leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide is lung cancer.

In fact, non-small cell lung cancer accounts for most cases with the remainder being small cell lung cancer.

Lung cancer symptoms include:

  • Cough with blood
  • Dolor de pecho
  • Sibilancias
  • Weight loss (typically not until the cancer is advanced)
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Sharp or stabbing chest pain that worsens with deep breaths caused by conditions such as inflammation in the tissues surrounding the lungs and fluid or air trapping between the lung and rib cage is known as pleurisy.


Pneumonia is an infection in which the lungs are inflamed and may fill with fluid.

Pneumonia symptoms can include:

  • Cough with phlegm or pus
  • Fiebre
  • Resfriado
  • Dificultad para respirar
Fibrosis pulmonar

Una afección en la que los alvéolos de los pulmones se dañan y dan como resultado un tejido pulmonar rígido y engrosado que dificulta la respiración y provoca una tos seca.

Hipertensión pulmonar

A condition that causes high blood pressure within the lungs.

Pulmonary hypertension symptoms include

  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Mareo
  • Fatiga
  • Chest pain with activity
Enfermedad vascular pulmonar

A condition that affects the blood vessels between the heart and lung.

A common symptom is shortness of breath.


Small collections of inflammatory cells growing in different parts of the body, commonly the lungs.

Symptoms include

  • Tos
  • Debilidad
  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Dolor de pecho
Trastornos del sueño

We offer a full range of up-to-date diagnostic and treatment procedures as part of our comprehensive sleep disorders care program in Fort Worth to help you sleep through the night.

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Dejar de fumar

The process of quitting tobacco smoking is called smoking cessation.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but success can be improved with help from a clinician.


A bacterial infection mainly affecting the lungs.

Tuberculosis symptoms are not common but do include

  • Tos
  • Pérdida de peso
  • Sudores nocturnos
  • Fiebre
Enfermedad pulmonar micobacteriana tuberculosa y no tuberculosa

This is an umbrella term used to describe lung infections caused by mycobacteria, which is typically found in soil and water.

Lung cancer screening can help detect it before lung cancer symptoms develop

If you are at high risk, a lung cancer screening can reduce the likelihood of developing lung cancer.

Call our lung cancer patient navigator at 817.698.8479 with questions about lung cancer screening in Fort Worth or for help navigating the system.

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Services and treatment options

Los profesionales de la salud que forman parte del personal de Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth utilizan la última tecnología y procedimientos para diagnosticar y tratar afecciones pulmonares.


A bronchoscopy is a test during which a physician examines the patient's airways by inserting a camera called a bronchoscope into the patients lungs. This camera transmits an image of the throat, larynx, trachea and lungs to the physician.

Ultrasonido endobronquial

La ecografía endobronquial es una forma mínimamente invasiva de diagnosticar la enfermedad pulmonar que hace posible la biopsia del tejido pulmonar y de los ganglios linfáticos sin la cirugía tradicional.

Tratamiento de válvula endobronquial

The endobronchial valve is a small, umbrella-shaped, one-way valve that is placed inside the airways of the diseased lung.

The valve system redirects the air you breathe away from the areas most affected by your emphysema and toward the healthier areas of your lungs allowing you to breathe more easily.

Prueba de detección de cáncer de pulmón

Baylor Scott & White Health's lung cancer screening program offers those at high risk of developing lung cancer the opportunity to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop through the use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan that takes less than five minutes.

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Navigational bronchoscopy

Navigational bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive treatment for emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

In this procedure, a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and a small camera is inserted into the lungs through the patient's nose or mouth to help doctors position small valves that then prevent air from becoming trapped in the diseased part of the lung. This allows more air to circulate in the healthy lung tissue, and helps patients breathe better.

Navigational bronchoscopy is also used to perform minimally invasive lung biopsies.

Pruebas de función pulmonar

PFTs are an evaluation consisting of many different tests that measure the function of the lungs and diagnose various lung conditions.

Rehabilitación pulmonar

The healthcare professionals at the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at the Carter Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth will help you return to a normal lifestyle after a pulmonary event. We'll work with you to develop a healthy plan that includes physical activity, stress management and nutrition counseling.

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Trastornos del sueño

Help for sleep disorders is available at many Baylor Scott & White Health facilities.

Our sleep programs are dedicated to alleviating symptoms and improving sleep patterns and daily life for people with problems sleeping. We offer a full range of up-to-date diagnostic and treatment procedures as part of our comprehensive care program to help you sleep through the night.

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Cirugía Torácica

Baylor Scott & White Health cuenta con cirujanos torácicos en el personal médico que diagnostican y tratan enfermedades de los pulmones, el esófago y el diafragma. Le brindarán atención en todos los aspectos de la cirugía torácica general, incluidos los procedimientos quirúrgicos abiertos tradicionales y mínimamente invasivos.

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Navigational bronchoscopy for minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth is one of the few hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that offers a minimally invasive treatment for emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This procedure uses a technique called navigational bronchoscopy, in which a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and a small camera is inserted into the lungs through the patient's nose or mouth.

The bronchoscope helps doctors position small valves that prevent air from becoming trapped in the diseased part of the lung. This allows more air to circulate in the healthy lung tissue, and helps patients breathe better. Patients also report that they're less fatigued, can exercise more, and are in overall better health.

Contact us to find out if you or your loved one is a good candidate for pulmonary valves.

Biopsia de pulmón mínimamente invasiva

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth offers advanced lung biopsy that delivers a diagnosis more accurate than one obtained with imaging alone.

The minimally invasive procedure, which targets difficult-to-reach areas of the lung, is done in an outpatient setting.

Most patients report experiencing less pain and fewer complications than those who had needle biopsies.

Este procedimiento lo realiza un neumólogo intervencionista capacitado y todas las biopsias son examinadas por patólogos expertos.

Las biopsias de pulmón de navegación se pueden usar para examinar:

  • Nódulos pulmonares
  • Tejidos o masas
  • Ganglios linfáticos sospechosos
  • Infeccioso
  • Otras anomalías pulmonares

Centro Avanzado de Enfermedades Pulmonares

Nuestro centro especializado en atención pulmonar ofrece opciones de diagnóstico y tratamiento para controlar y tratar trastornos respiratorios y pulmonares agudos y crónicos.

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