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New York Pulmonary Function Test(PFT)-Pivotal Lung Test

1550 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

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New York Pulmonary Function Test(PFT)-Pivotal Lung Test

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New York Physician Marina Gafanovich Performs PFT Testing in Her Upper East Side Office

Your NYC doctor wants you to know that New York Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) assesses the functional state of your lungs relative to:

  • Air volume moving in and out of the lungs
  • Speed of air moving in and out of lungs
  • Compliance of chest wall
  • Diffusion characteristics of the lung membrane

Spirometry (measuring the breath) is the most common PFT.  The measurements taken by the spirometry device are used to generate a pneumotachograph that can help to assess lung conditions such as: asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Dr. Gafanovich may also use the test results to diagnose bronchial hyperresponsiveness to exercise, cold air, or pharmaceutical agents.

The test is very simple, actually.  Patients are asked to take a deep breath and breathe out into the device for as long as possible, preferably 6 seconds.  That’s all there is to it!

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As your New York doctor, Dr. Gafanovich will walk an extra mile to provide high-quality medical service you deserve. Entrust your health to one of the leading Internists in Upper East Side.

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As a #1 ranked New York doctor, Dr. Gafanovich understands when to use screening like the PFT to weed out issues of pulmonary or cardiovascular health.

If you are having difficulties breathing, call us today (212) 249-6218 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD.


Dr.Gafanovich is very professional, compassionate, and up-to-date on the latest medical procedures. She is an excellent listener, and very good at explaining diagnoses and medical procedures in everyday language. After each office visit, I walk out of the office feeling reassured and confident that I had the best medical care…

West New York, NY

I have worked in healthcare for roughly 7 years and physicians like Dr. Gafanovich are few and far between. She excels in both diagnostics and treatment and never rushes through an appointment. She is kind and compassionate and sets the bar for how medicine should be practiced. Her office staff…

Lauren Coughlin
Hoboken, NJ

I went to see Dr. Gafanovich for a routine physical. The girls at the desk were very nice and my wait time was short. Dr. Gafanovich was kind and knowledgeable. I also had blood work done and was impressed with how quickly I received the results and how thoroughly Dr….

Cindy Gooden

Dr.Gafanovich is the best. She is so warm and wonderful. She really takes the time to speak to her patients and is very detailed in her explanations. She makes the examination very comfortable by talking through the entire procedure and explains what she is doing. Thank you.

Liza Mortinerelli

Dr. Gafanovich is a compassionate, brillant and very pleasant professional. great experience. not like others. dr. Gafanovich came highly recommended by my entire firm and lived up to her reputation. I have since recommended her to friends. The office is very clean and professional. There is absolutely no sense of…

Peter L. Shulder

Dr. Gafanovich administers not only medical professional advice, she also has sincere interest and respect for her patients. My husband and I are her patients and she brings not just wisdom to her practice but also genuine sensitivity. The Lab Technician is a very caring and kind person. The office…

Diane Blanchard
New York, New York

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