Our Services

All the pulmonary care and sleep consultancy services we provide at our three Metro Phoenix locations are tuned to the same ultimate goal; to improve quality of life for our patients. Our services include pulmonary function testing, often abbreviated to PFT, sleep studies (polysomnograms) at our Mesa sleep lab, and diagnostic testing and treatment for both lung disease and sleep disorders.

Pulmonary Function Testing – PFT

Pulmonary Function Testing measures the function of lung capacity and lung and chest wall mechanics to determine whether or not the patient has a lung problem. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions regarding Pulmonary Function Testing.

What are PFTs?

Pulmonary Function Tests are commonly referred to as “PFTs”. When a patient is referred for PFTs, a battery of tests may be carried-out including:

  • Simple screening spirometry
  • Static lung volume measurement
  • Diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide
  • Airways resistance
  • Respiratory muscle strength
  • Arterial blood gases

What should I expect with a PFT?

You will be taking breaths through a mouthpiece, some of these will be big breaths and you will be blowing the air out as fast as you can. Others will be slow and easy. There are four tests, each with a slightly different sequence of breathing maneuvers.

How long does the test take?

The test will take approximately 40 minutes.

How do I prepare for a PFT?

Do not use any inhalers or nebulizers 4 hours prior to coming in for your test. These will affect the outcome of the test.

Sleep Studies

Our sleep lab is located on the first floor of our Mesa office, located at 3155 E. Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85204. Sleep studies are tests that record the body’s activity during sleep. Review our Sleep Lab page for more information.

Diagnosis & Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases

The experienced physicians at the East Valley Center for Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Pulmonary (lungs & airways) related diseases and illnesses that include, but are not limited to:

Contact Us Today

Contact us at 480-325-8173 for more information about our services, or contact one of our three locations to schedule an appointment.