Dr. Alex Lechin is the Founder and acting President of the Texas Institute of Chest & Sleep Disorders, P.A. and is also a board-certified Pulmonologist. Pulmonology is an internal medicine sub-speciality focused on the health of the respiratory system as a whole.
The respiratory system includes the critical organs that allow you to breathe — a system made up of the airway, the lungs and the respiratory muscles.
Pulmonologists have expertise in treating infectious, structural, inflammatory, neoplastic and autoimmune respiratory disorders.
As a Pulmonologist, Dr. Lechin has extensive knowledge of internal medicine. He is also specialized in Interventional Pulmonology and has completed additional training in iLogic Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System and Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System — used for patients who are struggling to breathe due to severe Asthma.
Patients who are experiencing difficulties breathing or unusual symptoms should first see their primary care physician. After conducting a medical examination, your physician may refer you to a Pulmonologist.
Dr. Alex Lechin: Pulmonologist Services
Dr. Alex Lechin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases and conditions, and helps patients overcome or reduce the impacts of respiratory conditions such as:
- ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
- Chronic cough
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung cancer
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Pleural effusion
- Solitary pulmonary nodule
- And others.
Texas Institute of Chest & Sleep Disorders: Services
In addition to the pulmonary services provided by Dr. Lechin, the Texas Institute of Chest & Sleep Disorders offer the following diagnostic treatments:
- Blood gas analysis
- Bronchial provocation
- Closed pleural biopsy
- Peak expiratory flow
- PFTs (pulmonary function tests)
- Sleep studies
- And others.