Amaya Skabelund, DOInternal Medicine
Maria Velez, MDCritical Care Medicine Pulmonary Disease
Meilinh Thi, DOCritical Care Medicine Pulmonary Disease
Advanced Pulmonary Treatment from San Antonio’s Experts in Lung Care
When you have a condition that makes breathing difficult, you want expert care to help you breathe better as quickly as possible. Fortunately, you have renowned pulmonary care close to home. University Health lung care programs provide San Antonio’s most advanced and highly regarded lung care treatment.
Leading Programs in Lung Care
University Health lung care specialists have the experience and expertise that’s led to our program excellence and advanced treatments in pulmonary care. Our team includes pulmonologists who provide specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating adults and children for a wide range of lung conditions.
Respiratory therapists provide inpatient and outpatient therapies and procedures that are vital to the comprehensive care needed for pulmonary and respiratory conditions. Our extensive treatment options include highly regarded and innovative programs.
As one of the most respected lung transplant programs in the world, our lung transplant team has performed more than 500 transplants, including the first for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary hypertension.
University Health is the largest cystic fibrosis (CF) center in the area and one of only two CF centers in South Texas accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Young adults transition seamlessly from our pediatric cystic fibrosis program to our adult program, making it easy to maintain comprehensive, expert care.
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. It’s a rare lung disorder in which the blood vessels in the lungs constrict, causing high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary arteries carry blood to the lungs to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.
We have one of the largest pulmonary hypertension clinic in South Texas. We are nationally known for excellence in care and a focus on continued research to find new ways to improve patient outcomes.
Lung Disease Tests and Treatments We Offer
University Health pulmonologists provide a wide variety of tests and treatments for lung disorders including:
Our lung care specialists use their expertise and advanced technology to accurately diagnose your condition as quickly as possible. Test and procedures we use include:
- Arterial blood gas analysis
- Diffusion capacity
- Sleep studies and other sleep-related tests
Your lung specialist develops a personalized treatment plan based on your needs to help you breathe easier. University Health provides advanced treatment options including:
- Biological therapies
- Lung transplantation
- Endobronchial valve procedure
- Medication/medication administration research
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Sleep disorder treatment