Rehabilitation for Lung Conditions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease or condition, Doctors Hospital of Laredo offers an individualized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to help you live a better quality of life and decrease the symptoms of your disease. We help people with lung diseases and conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Program Education

The program includes many educational components that will provide valuable information on:

  • Medications
  • Side effects
  • Inhaler use
  • Breathing retraining
  • Using oxygen therapy
  • Exercise training
  • Managing breathing issues
  • Knowing when to seek medical attention for symptoms

Exercise for Strengthening Endurance

Exercise is an important component of the program and is tailored to your individual needs. Exercise is beneficial in helping to improve your endurance and muscle strength and will help you perform your every day activities.

Rehab Expansion

Cardiac Rehab Expansion

A grand opening was held earlier this year to celebrate the new Rehabilitation Center and ICU expansion at Doctors Hospital of Laredo. This $13 million-plus project involved adding eight ICU beds and constructing 4,000 square feet for a cardiac rehabilitation unit.

The new space has been designed with a number of special features and amenities, including:

  • A walking track and specialized equipment like rehab treadmills, recumbent bikes and wall pulleys to help patients exercise safely
  • A private conference room for support group meetings and education
  • A spacious waiting area
  • Men's and women's showers and lockers, allowing for convenient visits around work
  • Increased cardiac rehab monitoring capacity to 12 patients at any given time
  • Lots of windows for natural light

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the pulmonary rehabilitation program, you will need to have a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) or have had one recently. The test will indicate if you meet the criteria for insurance to pay for your rehabilitation after your physician places an order for you to receive pulmonary rehabilitation. The many components of our pulmonary rehabilitation program will help you manage your disease and live better.

To learn more about the program, call the Pulmonary Rehab department at 956-523-3361 or Direct Doctors at 877-992-1711.