If you’re seeking diagnosis or care for a pulmonary (lung) illness such as emphysema or asthma, Banner Health wants to help you breathe easier and enjoy a better quality of life.
Our patient-centered approach to lung care includes pulmonologists, respiratory care practitioners, allergists and sleep medicine specialists. For some conditions, our lung experts partner with specialists in heart care, cancer and transplant. Our Banner Children’s pediatric asthma and allergy specialists offer high-quality care for children with lung conditions.
Treatment for lung and breathing conditions is available at Banner Pulmonology Health Clinics and Banner Health Centers, as well as our hospital locations.
Comprehensive Pulmonary Care
At Banner – University Medical Center Tucson we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment of asthma. We focus not just on the lung function, but also the triggers and contributors of asthma. We offer a full range of diagnostic testing in our Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Lab.
Our patients have access to a broad spectrum of treatment options. For example, we are one of the few places in Arizona to offer bronchial thermoplasty, a nondrug procedure to help control asthma. Also, we offer less-invasive interventional pulmonology therapies, a pulmonary rehabilitation program and lung transplants.
The pulmonary team provides coordinated treatment, working closely with critical care, allergy and other specialists. The team is also a key member of University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Southwestern Lung Cancer Program.
Leading-Edge Asthma Research
As our patient, you may also have the opportunity to participate in leading research studies for treating asthma with both existing and new medications. We participate in national asthma research programs through the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona Respiratory Center and other organizations.
What is Interstitial Lung Disease?
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is an umbrella term for diseases that cause scarring in the lung. Some of the common forms of ILD are:
What to expect at your first appointment:
The providers will ask you questions to get to know all about you and your lung problems. They may order some tests such as:
Why Choose Banner - University Medical Center Tucson?
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson Interstitial Lung Clinic is designated as a pulmonary fibrosis foundation care center network site. We utilize a multidisciplinary team that brings together specialists from pulmonology, rheumatology, radiology and pathology. This multidisciplinary approach means you have multiple specialists who meet weekly looking at you and providing you the most optimized treatment.
We believe developments in ILD come through partnering with patients to advance understanding. Our team of researchers is committed to studying ILD using multiple innovative approaches. Together, with our patient research participants, we will continue to make advances and fight for a cure to ILD.
Talk with your provider about ongoing trials and eligibility.
Academic Medicine Difference
The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.