AboutDr. Marvin Balaan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Balaan is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital, Alle-Kiski Medical Center and Heritage Valley The Medical Center of Beaver. He speaks English.
Dr. Marvin Balaan has the following 2 specialties
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
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Patients' Choice Award
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
- Sleep Disorders
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Dr. Balaan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Alle-Kiski Medical Center
1301 Carlisle St
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Heritage Valley The Medical Center of Beaver
Kindred Hospital Heritage Valley
1000 Dutch Ridge Rd
Beaver, PA 15009
LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, Inc.
225 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Sewickley Valley Hospital
720 Blackburn Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
34 Years Experience
University Of The Philippines Manila
Graduated in 1979
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