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    Center for Advanced Lung Therapies

    At CPMC's Center for Advanced Lung Therapies, our specialized team of physicians, surgeons and nurse specialists provide comprehensive care for a wide variety of advanced lung conditions including:

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • Emphysema

    • Lung Cancer

    • Pulmonary Fibrosis

    • Pulmonary Hypertension

    About the Center for Advance Lung Therapies

    Each year, more than 400,000 people die of lung disease in the United States, making it the 3rd most common cause of death -- a number that is rapidly growing, according to the American Lung Association. It is estimated that nearly 35 million people in the U.S. have a form of chronic lung disease and these diseases are usually progressive. Living with chronic lung disease can be extremely challenging for patients. For these patients, California Pacific Medical Center has established the Center for Advanced Lung Therapies.

    This comprehensive, multidisciplinary center is comprised of multiple specialty clinics that combine the expertise of pulmonary physicians, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, nurse specialists, radiologists and pathologists. California Pacific has a long history of being a national leader in the development of advanced treatment programs. We have state of the art facilities, including those in intensive care, respiratory care, bronchoscopy and radiology. We also have a staff with a broad range of expertise in the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis, advanced emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation and lung cancer.

    Multidisciplinary specialty clinics focus on the care of each of these diseases have been designed to manage to the specific needs of these patient groups, including the use of specialists in respiratory therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, rehabilitation and social work.

    Center for Advanced Lung Therapies Services

    The Center provides a full spectrum of services for patients throughout Northern California including:

    • Specialty clinics for the diagnosis and management of:

      • Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis

      • Pulmonary Fibrosis

      • Pulmonary Hypertension

      • Advanced emphysema, including Alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency

      • Lung Transplantation

      • Lung Cancer
    • Advanced surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive thoracoscopic techniques and lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema

    • Advanced bronchoscopy techniques, including interventional bronchoscopy, ultrasounds guided biopsies and airway stenting

    • Lung Transplantation
    California Pacific Medical Center not only provides state-of-the-art clinical care but is also actively involved in research and development of new treatments. Therefore our specialty clinics are sites where patients will have access to clinical trials and promising new therapies that are not widely available.