4619 SW Kanawha Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25309
"They offer many services in this one location, which is excellent for people that have difficult traveling or getting around due to lung issues. Dr. Takubo is very patient and explains everything so that even a child could understand. He takes time to actually listen. He never makes me feel rushed or like another number on a chart. I would highly recommend him to anyone and have many times. "
Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.
Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.