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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000



During thoracentesis, fluid or air is removed from the lungs using a needle inserted between the ribs. This procedure may be used to alleviate symptoms such as difficulty breathing. However, the fluid removed during this process can be evaluated in a lab to diagnose certain conditions. Some of the conditions that can be diagnosed through thoracentesis include congestive heart failure, cancer, infections, blood clots, and pneumonia. Our professionals will conduct a thoracentesis if they feel it is necessary to identify and determine the appropriate course of treatment for a pulmonary disorder.