Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Associates

Stockbridge Office: 770-996-6699
Stockbridge Sleep Center: 770-997-4790

Fayetteville Office: 770-996-6699
Fayetteville Sleep Center: 770-997-4790

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Thoracentesis is performed to obtain a sample of pleural fluid (from the lungs) to drain large amounts of fluid for therapeutic purposes. The patient usually sits at a table, leaning against it with his or her arms resting on the tabletop. The pleural fluid is located by ultrasound or through percussion.

The test is performed to determine the cause of the fluid accumulation or to relieve the symptoms associated with the fluid accumulation. This test can be performed in our office.

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Two Convenient South Atlanta Offices

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Associates serves patients in the Southern Crescent of metro Atlanta. Patients are able to see our physicians in one of our two convenient office locations serving Fayette, Henry, Spalding, and Clayton counties.