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Lung Disease and Thoracic Disorders
Specializing in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of end-stage and rare diseases of the lungs, chest, mediastinum and esophagus.
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Rehabilitation Program
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, AACVPR. St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and respiratory symptoms), recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – Center of Excellence and Clinic Resource Center
- Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) – Center of Excellence
- Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation – Center of Excellence
Conditions & Treatments
Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI) offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for thoracic diseases, including lung, esophageal, and chest disorders. Our team—which includes specialists in thoracic surgery, radiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, rehabilitation, speech pathology, and pathology—will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your condition. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer both medical and surgical treatment options for our patients.
Learn More About Norton Thoracic Institute
Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI) is one of the nation's leading medical centers for the diagnosis and treatment of lung, esophageal, and chest diseases. Home of the nation's busiest lung transplantation program, NTI has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in caring for patients with complex and difficult thoracic problems. NTI also conducts groundbreaking research and trains young physicians to improve outcomes for patients in Arizona and beyond.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 602.406.4000.
Norton Thoracic Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
500 W. Thomas Rd, Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Our advanced heart failure team specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiomyopathy with medication, necessary devices, and surgery. We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for end stage systolic heart failure/cardiomyopathy. Our team—which includes specialists in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Pharmacy, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Social Work—will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your condition. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer both medical and surgical treatment options for our patients.
New Patient Information – Prepare for your first appointment at Norton Thoracic Institute in the comfort of your own home by downloading and completing these documents:
New Patient Packet
Review of Systems
Second Opinion Program – If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer but are uncertain about your diagnosis, we can help. Our Second Opinion Program allows you to submit your diagnostic images and other pertinent information to be reviewed by our team of experts at NTI.
Lung Cancer Screening Program – Early detection of lung cancer greatly improves a patient's odds of survival. Find out more about our screening program and determine whether you are a candidate for screening.
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Meet the Team
When you visit St. Joseph’s Norton Thoracic Institute, you will be treated by experienced, respected experts in lung and esophageal disease. Our dedicated patient care team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and a support staff designed to meet all of your needs.
St. Joseph’s Lung Transplant Support Group
St. Joseph’s Lung Transplant Support Group provides the opportunity to meet other transplant candidates and recipients and to share their experiences with one another.
The interventional pulmonary and advanced diagnostics team at the Norton Thoracic Institute specializes in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with suspected malignancy, airway disorders and pleural diseases. Trust our dedicated team of physician assistants, nurses, social workers and board certified physicians to provide the best care for your needs.
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has designated Norton Thoracic Institute as a Care Center for patients with pulmonary fibrosis—so patients with this disease will receive care from a multidisciplinary team that specializes in treating this complex condition.
St. Joseph’s Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Groups
Norton Thoracic Institute sponsors two support groups for those with Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis.