Lung Disease & Respiratory Care
Our team is dedicated to helping patients breathe easier, live longer, and enjoy a better life. Our lung experts provide highly specialized evaluations and treatment options for all patients with common or more complex lung diseases.
UC San Diego Health is ranked #10 in the nation for the treatment of respiratory diseases by U.S. News & World Report. Our specialists pioneered the development of the pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) procedure for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. They are experts in the latest medical and surgical therapies for all forms of pulmonary disease.
We provide a full spectrum of care for advanced lung disease tailored to each patient.
Evaluation and diagnosis of a wide variety of advanced lung diseases
State-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment
Comprehensive lung cancer treatment
Close follow-up care in collaboration with primary care physicians
A solid research program that translates new scientific discoveries directly into patient care
Areas of Expertise
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis
- Alpha 1-antitrypsin Deficiency
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / Emphysema
- Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Venous Thromboembolism)
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Interstitial Lung Diseases
- Interventional Pulmonology
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Lung Transplantation
- Lung Volume Reduction
- Post-ICU Recovery
- Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Neuromuscular and Assisted Ventilation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Sleep Medicine
- TB and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections
- Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
Leading the Way in Organ Transplantation
Some patients with advanced disease may eventually need a transplant.
UC San Diego Health is leading the way in lung, heart, kidney and liver transplantation — including live liver and kidney donation. Our patients can be confident that all possible resources are made available to them in one place.
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