Some medical conditions cause respiratory insufficiency, including Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), various muscular dystrophy diseases, bulbar post-polio syndrome, myasthenia gravis-related disease, as well as more common conditions such as obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Our team is made up of highly trained experts, including respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, physicians and nurses who are experienced in caring for patients and helping extend and improve quality of life through a variety of treatment options. 

We are unique in that our comprehensive team assesses your needs, monitors the quality of the equipment and coordinates support in the community for ongoing home therapies designed to support respiratory health. We also collaborate with specialists in the areas of ear, nose and throat, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, bariatric medicine and interventional pulmonology to coordinate care plans to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Full Spectrum of Treatment Options

Our team works across our health network to provide a collaborative and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to our patients’ needs, including:

  • Ongoing education and direct support for those who require a device to assist them with breathing (examples: CPAP, BIPAP, noninvasive ventilator assist devices, invasive ventilator devices, devices to mobilize secretions, oxygen)
  • State-of-the-art pulmonary diagnostics laboratory, with the latest options to accurately diagnose lung and respiratory disease
  • State-of-the-art sleep labs that allow the application of advanced respiratory support devices during sleep to confirm that they are effective
  • Expertise in transitioning to invasive mechanical ventilation with tracheostomy placement when appropriate
  • Referrals for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation or physical therapy when appropriate

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We'll assess your condition and develop a treatment plan right away. To schedule a virtual visit, call 414-777-7700.

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Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

Froedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in pulmonology and lung surgery, lung cancer surgery and pneumonia care. Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital are all recognized as high performing for COPD.