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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


Non-Invasive Ventilation

When a patient uses CPAP or BPAP to assist with sleep or breathing, they are using a form of non-invasive ventilation. This approach involves delivering respiratory support without the use of a breathing tube. The devices used to deliver this type of respiratory support are often small, portable, and easy to use.

Non-invasive ventilation is often used to address pulmonary disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, COPD, and more. Your medical professional here at the Pulmonary & Sleep Center of the Valley can help you determine if this approach might work for your condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been told you need non-invasive ventilation, you may have questions about this treatment approach. Feel free to check out these FAQs and reach out to our professionals for assistance with any remaining questions you may have. We are here to help!

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) is a form of respiratory support that delivers air or oxygen to the lungs through a mask or nasal prongs without the need for an invasive procedure such as intubation. The goal of NIV is to improve breathing and reduce the work of breathing in patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing.

NIV is used to treat a variety of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and heart failure. It can also be used in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sleep apnea.

The different types of NIV include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and volume-targeted ventilation.

The risks associated with NIV include skin irritation or pressure sores from the mask, nasal dryness or congestion, and infection. Additionally, there is a risk that NIV may not be effective in some patients.

The duration of use of NIV depends on the patient’s condition and response to treatment. It can be used for both short-term and long-term management, and it should be discontinued if it is not effective or if the patient’s condition improves.