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University of Pittsburgh’s Asthma Institute at UPMC

The Asthma Institute, part of the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center, can provide you with leading-edge treatment for your asthma. Serving people across the nation, our asthma experts provide complete care for all types of respiratory conditions, in addition to asthma.

We also have information on support groups and other helpful guides to help manage your asthma.

Schedule an appointment with the University of Pittsburgh’s Asthma Institute at UPMC.

Lisa’s Climb to Wellness at the Magee Bone and Joint Center

An active mother and traveler, Lisa regularly hiked and climbed the terrain at Yosemite National Park. To​ prepare for these trips, Lisa and her husband would train by climbing the 42 stories of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning.

Though she had been experiencing some pain for a while, she dismissed it as just signs of age. However, one night after a double ascent of the stairs, she was bedridden with pain in her leg, groin, and hips.

Thinking she had just pulled a muscle, she was shocked when her doctor diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Seeking a second opinion, she went to the Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Her doctor — Anthony M. DiGioia, MD — confirmed the earlier diagnosis and recommended a hip replacement.

Initially, Lisa received an injection that relieved her symptoms temporarily. However, after six weeks the pain returned. With an once-in-a-lifetime trip on the horizon, Lisa wanted a more permanent solution. She had the hip replacement surgery and adhered to a strict physical therapy schedule. Because of this — just four months after surgery — Lisa was hiking and exploring Asia, feeling strong.

Read more about Lisa’s experience at Magee’s Bone and Joint Center.

Patient and Visitor Resources at UPMC

Our UPMC patients and their visitors are at the forefront of our focus. To help you or a loved one during a hospital stay, we’ve compiled a number of resources.

This information ranges from patient relations and condition help to health education and disability resources.

Check out our patient and visitor resources to help you find all of the information you need.

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