Breathing can be something we take for granted until a lung or respiratory condition causes breathing trouble. If you have new or persistent breathing issues, pulmonary care specialists at Nuvance Health® can help. We deliver comprehensive care in New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. We make breathing easier.

Pulmonary Services at Nuvance Health: Why choose us?

At Nuvance Health, you’ll receive care from experienced board-certified pulmonary (lung) doctors. This level of training enables us to effectively treat common and complex breathing problems. You can count on us for leading therapies tailored to your needs. Highlights of our program include:

  • Specialized services
    We offer cardiopulmonary exercise testing to measure your fitness level and aid in the assessment of shortness of breath. We also provide specific diagnostic asthma testing and tests to determine the need for supplemental oxygen for everyday living or air travel.
  • Broad range of therapies
    You have access to a wide variety of services that help you breathe easier.
  • Advanced care
    Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence AwardNorwalk Hospital, Sharon Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center are recipients of the Healthgrades 2024 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.
Pulmonary conditions we treat

Specialists at Nuvance Health diagnose and treat breathing disorders such as:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (bronchitis and emphysema)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Narcolepsy
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Parasomnias
  • Pleural disease
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases (pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary embolism)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tuberculosis and other infectious lung diseases
Pulmonary testing and diagnosis at Nuvance Health

Pulmonary function tests help physicians determine the best way to treat your respiratory problems. During the tests, you will be asked to breathe in different ways. Testing can include:
  • Spirometry test: This test measures how well air moves in and out of your lungs. During the test, doctors may give you a treatment to open the airways in your lungs. Then you will be asked to repeat a breathing test. From this procedure, your doctor will learn how your lungs react to medication.
  • Plethysmography test: This helps us determine your lung volume and if you have problems getting air into your lungs.
  • Diffusion study: This test measures your lungs’ ability to get oxygen into your bloodstream. This study may also include an arterial blood gas test to measure the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.

  • We also offer:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Methacholine, cold air or exercise challenge testing for the diagnosis of asthma
  • Pulmonary exercise testing
  • Exercise oximetry for oxygen need assessment
  • Overnight oximetry
  • Fit-to-fly test for oxygen requirements during air travel
  • Altitude testing
  • Sputum induction
  • Oscillometry
Pulmonary treatments
Procedures offered by our pulmonologists include:
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement and management
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Navigational bronchoscopy