Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Center of Winder
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Center of Winder Georgia
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Center of Winder
30 Satellite Drive Suite 200
Winder, GA 30680
Phone: 770-586-0300
Fax: 770-586-0311
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Emphysema
Emphysema is a common type of COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  In the lungs of a patient with emphysema, the tiny air sacs (alveoli) are damaged. Like old balloons, they get overstretched and over time become unable to express all of the air back out.  This causes air to get trapped in the air sacs which causes irreversible damage.  The most common cause of emphysema is cigarette smoking.
 
Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lung that primarily causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the lung tissues necessary to support the physical shape and function of the lung are destroyed. It is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (pulmonary refers to the lungs). Emphysema is called an obstructive lung disease because the destruction of lung tissue around smaller airways, called alveoli, makes these airways unable to hold their functional shape upon exhalation.
 
The primary cause of emphysema is the smoking of cigarettes. In some cases it may be due to alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. Severe cases of A1AD may also develop cirrhosis of the liver, where the accumulated A1AT leads to a fibrotic reaction.
Pulmonary & Sleep Diagnostic Services

Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists of Northeast Georgia provides or arranges for a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders in both out-patient and in-patient settings including the following:

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • X-Ray Services
  • Allergy Testing
  • Sleep Studies
  • Thoracentesis (Pleural fluid aspiration)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • PleurX Catheter Placement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Insurance Acceptance - We accept most insurance companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and Ambetter.

,Chronic Bronchitis,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,COPD,Emphysema,Lung Cancer,Sleep Apnea,Insomnia Sleep,Restless Leg Syndrome,Narcolepsy
Asthma
Chronic Bronchitis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Emphysema
Lung Cancer
PleurX Catheter Placement
Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound
Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome
Insomnia
Narcolepsy
Sleep Lab CPAP Therapy
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30 Satellite Drive Suite 200 Winder, GA 30680 Phone: 770-586-0300 Fax: 770-586-0311