The primary function of your lungs is for you to breathe properly through an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the thin walls that line the many air pockets in the lungs. This also requires circulation of blood pumped directly from and to the heart. Some lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, arise directly from lung tissue and affect oxygen uptake. Many neurologic and muscular conditions, however, affect the process of ventilation and limit the amount of air that reaches the lungs.
As a result, pulmonologists at Houston Methodist partner across disciplines such as neurology, cancer surgery and transplant medicine to manage and treat all acute and chronic disorders of the respiratory and pulmonary vascular systems.
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U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No. 23 among 1,668 hospitals in the nation for pulmonology. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas every year since the award began. Learn more.