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Pulmonary care

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, certain allergies and chest wall conditions.

Pulmonary care in San Antonio

Our goal is to help you breathe comfortably again by delivering treatment options that promote long-term lung health.

At Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, our experienced respiratory therapy team is committed to providing the highest quality of pulmonary care to individuals who suffer from deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardio-pulmonary system.

Our pulmonary care program

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak continues to invest in cutting-edge technology, including intensive care unit (ICU) mechanical ventilators with innovative user interface, which allows our therapists to focus on delivering exceptional patient care.

Fast facts

  • In 2019, our average ventilator length of stay was two and a half days
  • One hundred percent single patient use of intubation and bronchoscopes—using disposable equipment that is not reprocessed for another patient significantly decreases risk of infection

Pulmonary diagnoses and conditions

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak offers a full spectrum of pulmonary services that diagnose and treat the following conditions:


  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Pneumonia
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory failure
  • Bronchitis
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia

Pulmonary services and procedures

We are proud to offer innovative and advanced pulmonary treatments, including:


  • Ventilator management with conventional as well as high-frequency oscillatory (HFO)
  • Surfactant administration
  • Intubation
  • Nitric oxide administration
  • Blood gas acquisition and interpretation
  • Blood gas lab organization and maintenance
  • Attendance at high-risk deliveries


  • Pulmonary function testing
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV)
  • Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)
  • Independent lung ventilation (ILV)
  • Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
  • ARDSnet protocol
  • Rapid weaning protocols and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs)
  • Airway clearance therapies
    • Chest physical therapy (CPT)
    • Vest therapy
    • Cough assist
    • Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation
  • Administration of inhaled medications
  • Airway management
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Our Pulmonary care Locations

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Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
1139 E Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258
 (210) 638 - 2000

Currently Viewing:

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
1139 E Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78258
 (210) 638 - 2000
Methodist Hospital Northeast
12412 Judson Rd
Live Oak, TX 78233
 (210) 757 - 7000

8.8 miles

Methodist Heart and Lung Institute Lung Center
7726 Louis Pasteur Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
 (210) 575 - 9500

9.3 miles