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Cardiopulmonary Services

The Cardiopulmonary Department at Montclair Hospital Medical Center provides quality care for the community through the following:

  • An experienced team: Our physicians are specially trained and certified in lung disease and sleep medicine, equating to decades worth of experience. They work closely with a dedicated respiratory therapist to treat common and complex disorders.
  • High-quality care close to home: We offer advanced testing, leading treatments, and supportive care - all conveniently close to home.
  • A personalized approach to your care: Our team listens to you, discusses treatment decision-making, and follows you carefully throughout your journey of care. We welcome your family members to join our conversations and take the time to answer your questions and phone calls.
  • Quick, comprehensive care: As part of Prime Healthcare System, our team has access to many other medical specialists for consultations when needed. This ensures our patients receive a prompt diagnosis and a more thorough treatment plan.

Montclair Hospital Medical Center's Respiratory Therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who graduated from a fully accredited school with either an associate's or a bachelor's degree. They perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:

  • obtaining and analyzing sputum samples and arterial blood gas samples
  • performing pulmonary function tests
  • operating and maintaining various types of advanced technology equipment to administer oxygen to better assist patients with their breathing
  • employing mechanical ventilation for patients who cannot breathe well on their own
  • monitoring and managing therapy to help a patient improve their lung functionality
  • administering medication in aerosol (spray) form to help alleviate breathing complications and prevent respiratory infections
  • maintaining a patient's artificial airway, which may be in place to help when a patient cannot breathe on their own
  • educating the patient and their families about respiratory illnesses or diseases, including the process and treatments the physician prescribes to treat it