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Pulmonary & Critical Care

Expert Care for Illnesses or Diseases that Affect the Lungs and Airways

The Pulmonary & Critical Care Department at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara provides treatment for patients with illnesses or diseases that affect the lungs and airways, including sleep disorders.


Our Pulmonary and Critical Care physicians offer services including:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • High altitude simulation testing (HAST)
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
  • Six minute walk test
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Methacholine challenge test

Our Pulmonary and Critical Care specialists provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with a range of respiratory conditions including:

  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma
  • Lung infections including Valley Fever and Tuberculosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders¬†
Referrals are necessary for most insurance plans. Patients must schedule appointments directly with this department and may receive special instructions regarding your visit. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or have questions about your visit, please call our department directly at (805) 898-3400.