Pulmonologists specialize in the treatment of lung diseases of all kinds, such as tuberculosis, asthma or a condition called COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Our specialists in lung care include oncologists who treat lung cancer, transplant surgeons who specialize in lung and heart/lung transplants, and pulmonary therapists who work with patients to increase the strength and breathing capacity of lungs following disease or injury.
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University of Iowa Health Care has a decades-long tradition of innovation and excellence in lung care. In 1956, UI physicians were pioneers in the invention of the heart-lung machine, and 50 years later we conducted the first magnetically guided lung procedure using a technique pioneered at the University of Iowa. Throughout that time, our multidisciplinary pulmonary team has been a leader in developing new approaches to diagnosing and treating lung diseases and conditions.
UI Health Care, in a partnership with ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia, offers you these select topics on pulmonology care: