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Oxygen therapy improves survial for patients with chronic lung conditions, including COPD. Additionally, oxygen can reduce symptoms of breathlessness and increase exercise tolerance. Traditional oxygen is delivered by nasal cannula, however, transtracheal oxygen bypasses the upper airways and is delivered through a catheter in the trachea.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing transtracheal oxygen delivery:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after the transtracheal oxygen delivery.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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