Jamaica Hospital’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine offers a wide variety of services to help diagnose and treat patients with lung disease.
Our team of highly-skilled physicians, experienced therapists, and compassionate staff are committed to using new and innovative treatments for patients with advanced lung disease.
Pulmonary Function Lab
Jamaica Hospital’s Pulmonary Function Lab provides a wide range of testing options for patients with respiratory symptoms and those needing lung disease treatment. Our lab offers a full range of services, including:
- Lung volumes (nitrogen washout or body plethysmography)
- Diffusing capacity
- Arterial blood gas testing
- Pulmonary stress test
- Six-minute walk test
- Sputum induction
- Patient education
We also provide the following types of bronchoprovocation tests:
- Exercise challenge
- Cold air challenge
- Methacholine challenge
For more information on pulmonary medicine or to refer a patient, please call 718-206-7126.
Clinical Research Trials
We offer patients the most cutting-edge treatments through our clinical studies. Patients who suffer from the following conditions may be candidates for these trials:
For additional information or to refer a patient, please call 718-206-5800.
Jamaica Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the NYC area to offer bronchial thermoplasty to patients suffering from severe asthma. Bronchial thermoplasty is the first ever non-drug therapy being used to treat individuals who are at least 18 years old and whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists, despite using their pulmonary medicine as instructed.
The innovative and minimally invasive procedure uses thermal energy to permanently heat and shrink thickened muscle that surrounds the airways. The lung disease treatment is broken into three different sessions, each scheduled three weeks apart
Bronchial thermoplasty complements standard asthma medications and can provide patients with an improved quality of life.
Jamaica Hospital is one of only a handful of hospitals in the region offering this promising pulmonary medicine for people living with IPF.
Jamaica Hospital operates a state-of-the-art and full service Sleep Center, Jamaica Hospital’s Board Certified sleep specialists and respiratory therapists work together to diagnose and treat a wide variety of sleep-related disorders in adults and children, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorders.
Our patients are evaluated in a homelike environment—soundproof private rooms, queen size beds, flat-screen televisions, oversized bathroom, and continental breakfast— and will undergo at least one of the following studies:
- Diagnostic overnight polysomnography (PSG)
- CPAP titration treatment
- Split night test (diagnostic & treatment)
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
For additional information or to refer a patient, please call the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at 718-206-5916.