Pulmonology services in Waycross, Georgia

The pulmonology department at Memorial Satilla Health specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating breathing disorders and lung diseases. Our pulmonologists and respiratory specialists in Waycross, Georgia work with you and your primary care doctor to customize a care plan for your health needs.

For more information about our pulmonary medicine services, please call (912) 283-3030.

Pulmonary health and conditions

Our Waycross pulmonology team provides advanced treatments for patients with lung diseases and conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Dyspnea
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung abscess
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant

Minimally invasive lung procedures

If lung surgery is necessary, rest assured that Memorial Satilla Health has the advanced surgical technology to perform minimally invasive procedures, such as:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung mass removal

Sleep lab

Breathing problems can be the cause of some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. Our sleep specialists perform overnight sleep studies to monitor patients with sleep problems and diagnose their conditions.

Respiratory therapy

Respiratory therapy helps you improve your ability to breathe and move oxygen effectively through your body. Our certified respiratory therapists in Waycross, Georgia use advanced equipment and technology—including our Joint Commission-Accredited Blood Gas Lab—to assist in the care of patients with pulmonary issues.

Our respiratory therapists also support a variety of specialties at Memorial Satilla Health. For example, surgery patients and trauma patients may be at risk for respiratory problems due to their conditions. Respiratory therapists help prevent pulmonary complications in these patients, as well as manage airways for patients who are unable to support their own airways.

Memorial Satilla Health’s respiratory therapy department helps with:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Intubations
  • Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP)
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Ventilator management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Asthma management and education program
  • COPD management program
  • Assistance with bronchoscopy

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to improve pulmonary health for people who suffer from lung diseases or chronic respiratory conditions. Its purpose is to alleviate a patient’s symptoms, optimize daily function and improve their disability from respiratory illnesses.

Pulmonary rehab services include:

  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Supervised progressive exercise/activity
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Energy conservation
  • Breathing retraining
  • Stress management
  • Medication education
  • Education and counseling
  • Risk factor intervention programs

Rehab enrollment and cost

Prior to entering pulmonary rehabilitation, you will need a physician referral, medical evaluation and an exercise stress test to determine your physical condition.

Most charges for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation are covered by insurance. However, private insurances vary and will be reviewed and cleared by our staff before you begin the rehabilitation program. Our staff will also assist in evaluating coverage and calculating out-of-pocket costs (if any) prior to beginning the rehabilitation program.