Breathing is essential to life. Breathing easily and well is essential to a good quality of life. Lung conditions can compromise your health and well-being.
The experienced pulmonary health specialists at El Camino Health are dedicated to accurate diagnosis of these conditions and providing a full range of treatments, including minimally invasive interventional pulmonology procedures you won’t find anywhere else on the West Coast. Our mission is to give you the best quality of life possible with your condition.
Innovative Pulmonary Health
We offer a full range of pulmonary health services, from diagnosis and treatment through long-term management, including:
- Advanced diagnosis. Our pulmonary physiology lab offers the latest techniques to measure your lung performance, check for disease, monitor the effects of treatment and assess your fitness for surgery and pulmonary rehabilitation.
- The latest treatments. We’re known for our interventional pulmonology expertise and specialized care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We offer advanced care for asthma and other lung conditions, as well as respiratory care for newborns with breathing disorders.
- Comprehensive care – Our services extend beyond diagnosis and treatment to include a rehabilitation program to strengthen your respiratory system and individual and group programs to help you stop smoking.
Sharing Our Advanced Expertise
One hallmark of a highly regarded, successful clinical program is the presence of a fellowship program — a program that trains doctors in a specialty area. El Camino Health and Palo Alto Medical Foundation, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have one of only 30 fellowship programs in the country in interventional pulmonology. We’re honored to share our expertise to train the next generation of specialists.
In collaboration with Foothill College, El Camino Health offers a Certificate of Achievement in Interventional Pulmonology for respiratory therapists seeking training in interventional pulmonology, an advanced specialty of lung care. Physicians at El Camino Health provide students with direct education and training, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
In addition, El Camino Health is one of only two centers in the U.S. that trains doctors in bronchial thermoplasty, an advanced minimally invasive procedure to treat severe asthma. Our expertise has made us the designated training center for this procedure on the West Coast.