Healthy Lungs Support Your Whole Health
A deep breath can be restorative. It calms the body, clears the mind and steadies the spirit. At AdventHealth Ocala, we’re here to help you breathe easier.
Lung Conditions We Treat:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
Services for Your Complete Lung Health
We’ll help you get to the source of your breathing issues through comprehensive diagnostic services, including pulmonary services, pleural procedures, computed tomography (CT) and interventional radiology (IR) guided biopsies.
Education and Support Groups
Finding new ways to support patients and families affected by lung cancer and COPD is of the utmost importance to us.
Lung Cancer Screening
With low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), we can help detect lung cancer in high-risk patients before symptoms even begin.
Lung Disease Prevention
Our expert team is here for you with preventive lung care, from immunizations to a holistic wellness program that helps support healthy choices and lifestyles.
Lung Health Treatments
When you need lung treatment, we’re here with innovative technologies and therapies, including access to clinical trials.
Managing, controlling and alleviating the symptoms and stresses of lung disease and chronic pulmonary conditions is possible with help from our caring team.
Smoking Cessation Programs
Our personalized and effective cessation programs were designed to help you address personal challenges, manage withdrawal symptoms and ultimately succeed in quitting smoking.
Advanced Diagnostics for Precision Care
At AdventHealth Ocala, we specialize in flexible bronchoscopy, (which can be done without general anesthesia) and rigid bronchoscopies (which are done when bleeding has been detected in the airway) if an object or piece of food is stuck in the airway, or when a larger tissue sample is needed.
- Computed Tomography (CT)
As part of our Lung Nodule Surveillance Program, we use Chest CT scans to see your lungs. These highly detailed images help us detect cancer in its earliest stages.
- Interventional Radiology Biopsies
To help detect lung cancer in its earliest stages, we sometimes need to extract tissue samples. Interventional radiology biopsies provide a minimally invasive way for your care team to get a sample, using imaging technology to enhance precision.
- Pleural Procedures
Pleural biopsies can detect infection, cancer and other lung conditions. At AdventHealth Ocala, we specialize in needle biopsies, thorascopic biopsies and open biopsies.
Partnering to Advance Lung Health
Collaboration advances the field of medicine. To ensure we provide you the highest levels of care, we partner with programs that support patient health and well-being, including:
- Radiology Associates of Ocala’s LDCT program
- The American Lung Association’s Better Breather program
- The National Area Health Education Centers’ tobacco cessation program
Patient Navigators Guide Your Care Experience
AdventHealth’s patient navigator program provides personalized, one-on-one attention while you seek treatment to improve your lung health. Your navigator will be with you at every step, helping schedule appointments and follow-ups, get prescriptions, understand doctor’s instructions and more.