Skilled Pulmonologists Offering First-Rate Emphysema Treatment

When you need an experienced emphysema doctor, turn to the team at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center. With offices in Oxnard and Camarillo, we proudly provide emphysema treatment to patients across Ventura County, California. Plus, thanks to our innovative telemedicine service, we are also able to offer treatment for emphysema to patients who either live outside this area or find it difficult to attend in-person appointments.

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What Is Emphysema?

Emphysema is one of the lung conditions that falls within the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) umbrella (the other is chronic bronchitis). Emphysema develops when the lungs’ tiny air sacs (alveoli) become damaged over time, most commonly due to smoking (other potential causes include genetics and exposure to air pollution and other irritants). This makes it more difficult for the lungs to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, in turn reducing the amount of oxygen that is able to reach the bloodstream. Emphysema typically produces shortness of breath that gradually worsens over time.

How to Treat Emphysema

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for emphysema. However, certain treatments can help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Emphysema treatment often involves:

  • Taking medication
  • Using supplemental oxygen
  • Participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program

In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to either remove small portions of damaged lung tissue or perform a lung transplant. A pulmonologist will be able to assess your condition and recommend the course of treatment that is best suited to your needs.

Emphysema Treatment Specialists Near You

With a company history dating back to 2004, we have assisted more than 10,000 patients from across Ventura County, CA, with a wide variety of pulmonary and sleep conditions. If you would like to arrange a time to discuss your emphysema treatment options with one of the knowledgeable providers on our team, contact West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center today.

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Pulmonology & Sleep Disorder Specialists You Can Rely On

When you need top-notch pulmonology care or treatment for a sleep disorder, we’re the specialist you can trust. We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, comprehensive treatment, and patient-centric service.

Meet Our Team

The experienced team of medical providers at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center is here to provide you with top-notch care that goes above and beyond to meet your needs. All of our providers are board-certified in internal medicine and many also hold additional board certifications in pulmonary disease, sleep medicine, and critical care medicine. Our bilingual staff can speak English and Spanish for our patients’ convenience.

Allison Wastak, MSN, FNP, AGACNP


Zachary Taich, M.D.


Laura Craver, PA-C


Darren Maehara, M.D.


G. Sofia Nelson, M.D.


Osezemeghonghon (Seze) Obilor, M.D.


Andrew Weymer, M.D.


Movses Hayrabedian, M.D.