Our experienced respiratory therapy team at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is committed to providing the highest quality of pulmonary care to patients who suffer from deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardio-pulmonary system. Our focus is to provide you with the most effective treatment options to promote long-term lung health and help you breathe comfortably again.

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak continues to invest in cutting-edge technology, including advanced ICU mechanical ventilators with innovative user interface, which allows our therapists to focus on delivering exceptional patient care.

For more information about our pulmonary services, call Methodist Hospital Stone Oak at (210) 638-2000.

Fast facts

  • In 2019, our average ventilator length of stay was two and a half days
  • One hundred percent single patient use of intubation and bronchoscopes—using disposable equipment that is not reprocessed for another patient significantly decreases risk of infection

Pulmonary diagnoses and conditions

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak offers a full spectrum of pulmonary services that diagnose and treat the following conditions:

Newborn:

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Pneumonia
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome

Adult:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory failure
  • Bronchitis
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia

Pulmonary services and procedures

We are proud to offer innovative and advanced pulmonary treatments, including:

Newborn:

  • Ventilator management with conventional as well as high-frequency oscillatory (HFO)
  • Surfactant administration
  • Intubation
  • Nitric oxide administration
  • Blood gas acquisition and interpretation
  • Blood gas lab organization and maintenance
  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries

Adult:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV)
  • Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)
  • Independent lung ventilation (ILV)
  • Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
  • ARDSnet protocol
  • Rapid weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)
  • Airway clearance therapies
    • Chest physical therapy (CPT)
    • Vest therapy
    • Cough assist
    • Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation
  • Administration of inhaled medications
  • Airway management
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Pulmonary care at Methodist Healthcare

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, treating patients with conditions causing breathing issues or affecting their lung health. You may receive pulmonary care for asthma, bronchitis and certain allergies.

Learn about Pulmonary care