Thoracic services at St. Joseph’s.
Our programs and thoracic surgery options are designed to
meet the unique needs of patients.
Lung Disease & Transplant
Thoracic services in Arizona are provided by the John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s. Our Institute specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of disease as well as conditions affecting the chest and esophagus. The center houses one of the most advanced lung disease programs in the Southwest, including a renowned lung transplant program—the only one of its kind in Arizona.
Common Forms of Lung Disease
Millions of Americans suffer from various forms of pulmonary disease. These diseases can affect a person’s airways, alveoli (air sacs), blood vessels, pleura and the chest wall.
Some of the most common forms of lung disease include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung cancer
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary edema
Specialized Lung & Esophageal Care
Our programs and thoracic surgery options are designed to meet the unique needs of patients with esophageal and thoracic diseases and disorders. Some of our many programs include:
Lung Cancer Screening
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s lung cancer screening program can help those seeking a lung cancer diagnosis before symptoms develop. The medical center is an American College of Radiology designated lung cancer screening facility.