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Respiratory Therapy

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital Respiratory Therapy offers several services close to home.

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function testing is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pulmonary function testing is a valuable tool for evaluating the respiratory system and is used to grade the severity of an abnormality. It is often used for evaluating respiratory symptoms such as breathing difficulties and cough, for helping your doctor plan if you need surgery, and for diagnosing common diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Sleep Testing

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics offers sleep testing close to home. Our Sleep Study Program has flexible scheduling to meet your needs. A Sleep Study will be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Insomnia
  • Day time sleepiness
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heavy snoring
  • Oxygenation problems

Overnight Home Sleep Testing

Unlike traditional in-lab sleep testing, which test multitudes of sleep disturbances, home sleep testing is used to diagnose sleep-disordered breathing and to make sure enough oxygen is getting to your blood.

This test collects data on airflow limitations, breathing effort, and oxygen levels.

Holter & Cardiac Event Monitoring

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital Respiratory Therapy provides continuous recording of heart rhythms using a portable recorder in your home that is analyzed by a Cardiologist.

Holter monitoring and cardiac event monitoring can be scheduled Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Smoking Cessation

The Respiratory Therapy department at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics can help smokers kick their nicotine addiction, provide tools, support and helpful information for people interested in quitting smoking.

Pulmonary Education

Respiratory Therapy can be consulted for anyone requiring information on:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Metered Dose Inhaler Instruction
  • Sleep Apnea and treatment
  • Pertussis (Whooping cough)
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

For information on services offered or to refer a patient please contact Respiratory Therapy at (608) 489-8258.

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