Breathe Easier


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, 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.

Call (888) 608-1043 for more information.


Our Services

Chest and Thoracic Services

Chest conditions are often referred to as “thoracic conditions” and Norton treats nearly all.

Esophageal Diseases

Norton Thoracic treats esophageal issues including cancer, GERD, heartburn, and more.

Lung and Pulmonary Issues

Millions of people in the U.S. have difficulty breathing and lung disease. Norton can help.

Transplants at St. Joseph's

Transplants are a viable option for many patients with lung diseases. We're the busiest lung transplant program in the US.

Our Team

Our dedicated patient care team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and a support staff designed to meet all of your needs.

Meet Our Doctors

About Norton Thoracic Institute

Our History

Dignity Health Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI) specializes in a uniquely advanced approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with known or suspected diseases of the lungs, chest, diaphragm, mediastinum, or esophagus.

Affiliation with Dignity Health

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. 

Patient Videos

Hearing from those who have been in your position can sometimes help as you make the decision to get treatment you need. Listen to what some of our patients are saying about the care received a Norton Thoracic Institute.


NTI has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation. We conduct groundbreaking research in order to improve outcomes for patients in Arizona and beyond. 

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