At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our respiratory care program provides accurate diagnosis and compassionate, effective treatment for people who experience acute and chronic lung conditions. Our highly-skilled specialists assess and treat:
- Lung cancer
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Interstitial lung diseases that promote fiber growth in the lungs, such as sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis
Your First Choice for Pulmonary Care
Our expert team of pulmonary care professionals works with you to create a personalized plan for your long-term well-being. We help you get healthy and stay healthy through:
- Education about your specific condition
- Encouraging positive lifestyle changes
- Smoking cessation resources
- Access to the latest treatments and available therapies
- Prescribing effective medications
- Creating an individual therapy program, including rehabilitation
Expert Lung Cancer Care in the Seacoast
With lung cancer now the leading cause of cancer death in America, early detection and diagnosis are keys to survival if you're at risk. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, we help you recognize the importance of preventive steps to safeguard your health. Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening if you're at risk or have any symptoms.
Who Should be Screened for Lung Cancer?
You may be recommended for a lung cancer screening if you:
- Are between ages 55 and 75
- Are a current or former smoker with 30 or more "pack years" of smoking
- Have had no incidence of pneumonia for the past 12 weeks
- Haven't had a CT scan in the past year
Talk to your doctor today about a lung cancer screening.
You'll also find the most advanced lung cancer care in the Seacoast at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, including early screening and prompt diagnosis, as well as expertise in lung and thoracic surgery.
Pulmonary Treatments & Technology
At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our priorities go beyond standard fixes to provide you with effective, long-term respiratory care solutions. Whether you need services as an inpatient or an outpatient, you benefit from a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment options using the latest technology.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Our pulmonary function testing includes diagnostic assessments to measure lung capacity and flow rates of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases and determine how gases are exchanged in the lungs. These breathing tests help doctors see how well your lungs are working.
Asthma, a chronic condition that narrows the lung's airways or tubes, makes breathing difficult. When you come to the emergency room at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with an asthma attack, we determine your peak airflow and provide appropriate treatments, typically with bronchodilators, steroids or other medications.
Learn more about asthma at our online Asthma Center.
Rehabilitation & Recovery
Take advantage of the extensive rehabilitation services available to you through Portsmouth Regional Hospital. You'll benefit from our Second Wind pulmonary rehabilitation program—customized for you—that helps stabilize or reverse symptoms of chronic lung disease. Our compassionate clinicians, nurses and therapists deliver the expert care you need. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our services for pain management, behavioral health and integrative care.