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A pulmonologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the respiratory system — the lungs and other organs that help you breathe.
What do Pulmonologist do?
Pulmonologists can do special procedures such as:
Pulmonary hygiene. This clears fluid and mucus from your lungs.
Airway ablation. This opens blocked air passages or eases difficult breathing.
Biopsy. This takes tissue samples to diagnose disease.
Bronchoscopy. This looks inside your lungs and airways to diagnose disease.
When to see Pulmonologist?
You might see a pulmonologist if you have symptoms such as:A cough that is severe or that lasts more than 3 weeks
Asthma that’s hard to control
Bronchitis or a cold that keeps coming back