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Lung and Respiratory Care

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COPD 2020 Callout

High Performing Hospital

U.S. News & World Report recently named Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital a high-performing hospital for COPD for 2020-2021. 

If you experience difficulty breathing, seek relief at Tidelands Health. Our medical staff includes physicians who are board-certified in pulmonary medicine, meaning they have training in advanced treatments for your lungs and follow strict measures to help keep you safe. 

Conditions We Treat

Get help at Tidelands Health for lung and respiratory conditions such as:

The high-quality lung and respiratory care offered through Tidelands Health has been recognized by organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, which has named Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital a high-performing hospital for COPD for 2020-2021. 

Lung and Respiratory Services

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At Tidelands Health, you’ll benefit from a wide range of pulmonary tests and treatments, including:

  • Bronchoscopy – Lets your physician see inside your respiratory tract
  • Cancer care for lungs – Includes diagnostic services and personalized treatment
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation – Offers education, exercise, peer support and guidance from medical professionals to help you cope with lung disease
  • Pulmonary function testing – Assists your doctor in diagnosing lung disorders
  • Respiratory therapy – Helps you improve your breathing
  • Sleep apnea evaluation – Assesses how well you breathe during sleep
  • Smoking cessation education – Gives you practical advice on quitting smoking
  • Thoracentesis – Removes fluid in your chest to make breathing easier
  • Ventilator management – Supports breathing when you can’t breathe on your own

Better Breathers Club

If you deal with chronic lung disease, you’ll find support, friendship and advice in our Better Breathers Club at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. You’ll learn how your lungs work, what medications and exercise programs can benefit you, and how your doctors help you stay as healthy as possible.

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