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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.

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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
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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.

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Online Pre & Post OP GERD Forms

To help better assess your health needs, we now offer convenient pre-operative and post-operative forms to fill out online.

Pre-Op Form

Post-Op Form

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
Phone: 602.406.4000 

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Patient Services

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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