Pulmonary Services

It’s hard to enjoy life when breathing becomes a struggle. Lung disease is one of the most devastating illnesses in America, affecting more than 12 million people. The pulmonary team at North Kansas City Hospital is proud to offer a range of lung services to help you breathe easier.

Advanced Care for Your Lungs

Asthma Care

If you have asthma, we can help. From medication and respiratory therapy to advanced treatments, such as bronchial thermoplasty, we’ll help you find the best care for your specific needs. Learn more about our asthma services.

Bronchoscopy Procedures

This technology allows doctors to see inside the airway using a specialized scope to diagnose lung diseases, including lung cancer. Bronchoscopy can also be used to treat some lung conditions.

Diagnostic Tests & Imaging

Precise diagnosis is key to effective treatment. We offer a wide range of tests and imaging services, including advanced imaging technology, such as CT and PET scanning and pulmonary function testing, that help your doctor pinpoint the cause of your condition.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation services help people with chronic lung conditions improve their lung capacity, increase their energy level and get the most out of daily living.

Respiratory Therapy

Breathing difficulties occur with strokes, heart attacks, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other conditions. We’re committed to helping you restore and maintain normal breathing function through our award-winning respiratory therapy program.

Hospice Lung Program

This new program of NorthCare Hospice provides aggressive symptom management of late stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis with a goal of increased comfort and reduced hospital stays and emergency room visits.

Sleep Health Center

Our sleep specialists are skilled in diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea. Learn more about our Sleep Health Center.

Support Services & Education

An important component of our pulmonary program is education and support. The more you know about your lung condition, the better equipped you’ll be to manage it. We work with you one-on-one during rehabilitation sessions and provide other educational resources, including:

  • Smoking cessation classes – led by American Lung Association-trained smoking cessation instructors; call 816-691-1575 for class dates and times
  • Better Breathers Club – a monthly support group for people with lung disease and their families

Certified Pulmonary Rehab Program

NKCH is the only hospital in the Northland with a AACVPR-certified pulmonary rehab program.

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