What is a Lung Disorder
A lung disorder, often referred to as lung disease, is any condition in the lungs that prevents your body from getting sufficient oxygen. A lack of oxygen puts you at greater risk of various illnesses, so diagnosing them and treating them is critical to your livelihood.
Factors That May Put You at Risk of Developing Lung Disorders
Habits and circumstances that may increase your risk of developing a lung disorder include:
- Family history of lung cancer
Symptoms That Indicate the Presence of a Lung Disorder
You may have an undiagnosed lung disorder if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent mild cough
Detecting and Treating Lung Disorders
Developing medical conditions in the chest is frightening for most people. We go from seeing ourselves as basically healthy to being told that something is occurring that could threaten our wellbeing. Determining whether the condition is critical and doing it in a manner that is as minimally invasive as is possible is optimal.
Dr. Davis was one of the first cardiothoracic surgeons in greater Houston to offer chest procedures performed through small ports instead of large incisions. While these procedures have become widespread over the years, there is something to be said for the experience of performing as many procedures as he has.
From performing lung biopsies to lung resections through port-based approaches, the patient experiences a much faster return to their normal activities, as well as reduced pain. Early on, these procedures were referred to by those who had not learned how to do them as “experimental.” Today these procedures are mainstream and the standard of care for most situations.
Dr. Davis Can Get the Correct Diagnosis
As a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon in Houston, Dr. Davis is a pioneer in minimally invasive lung procedures. If you are worried about your lung health, please book an appointment with Dr. Davis so we can assess your health, figure out the underlying cause, and treat accordingly.