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Lung Center: About Us

The Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, offers a unique opportunity for patients with lung disease to be evaluated and treated by a world-class team of medical specialists in a new patient-friendly setting.

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Patients with lung disease include those with allergies or immunity disorders or pulmonary thoracic conditions (diseases of the lung and chest). In diagnosing and treating lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), patients may require pulmonary testing and pulmonary rehabilitation services.

The Lung Center includes ten patient examination rooms and private consultation rooms. The large reception area accommodates patients with special needs such as oxygen therapy, wheelchairs and walkers. Across  the hall is a sophisticated pulmonary function laboratory for diagnosis or peri-operative evaluation of lung disease

Radiology (X-ray) services and nuclear medicine are available in the same building. What Patients Should Expect

More than 20 faculty physicians -- including pulmonary disease specialists, thoracic surgeons and allergy / immunology specialists -- care for patients in The Lung Center. The most effective, individualized patient treatment plans are developed through their combined expertise. During an initial appointment in The Lung Center, it may be determined that more than one specialist should be consulted about an individual's case. The Lung Center is designed to allow these consultations to occur that same day, saving valuable time for the patient. Follow-up physician appointments and testing may be scheduled together for the patient's convenience.

Cystic fibrosis The doctors at the Lung Center are not only experienced in treating a wide array of conditions but have been forerunners in developing innovative, leading-edge treatments.

Conditions include :

  • Asthma
  • Allergy and hypersensitivity
  • Bronchiectasis (chronic dilation of the bronchial tubes)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis / pulmonary embolism
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • HHT (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome)
  • Interstitial fibrosis
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung function
  • Lung transplantation
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Mycobacterial disease
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Occupational and environmental lung disease
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking/stop smoking
  • Reflux
  • Rhinitis
  • Respiratory failure
  • Urticaria
  • Thymectomy (removal of the thymus gland)

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