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​Services Available at the Center for COPD and Emphysema

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Our doctors take time to review the patient’s history with attention to detail and perform a thorough physical exam.

Ongoing Clinical Management

What we offer:

  • A full spectrum of multidisciplinary treatments
  • Careful monitoring of disease stability
  • An intensive focus on care coordination for patients with severe or progressive disease, recurrent exacerbations,  or multiple comorbidities

Access to Advanced Treatments

  • Evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension due to chronic lung disease with access to new medicines
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Nonsurgical lung volume reduction using the latest bronchoscopic techniques
  • Portable non-invasive open ventilation (NIOV) system to augment exertional tolerance in patients with advanced disease
  • Lung transplantation

Access to Clinical Research Studies

Through our Emphysema/COPD Research Center (ECRC), we offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research, so that we can refine our understanding of these diseases and discover new and better ways to treatment them.

What we offer:

  • Patient registry – a research database that tracks your progress, so we can let you know if you are a candidate to participate in research studies
  • Clinical trials of new drugs and therapies
  • Studies of the causes of disease

Contact Us

Comprehensive Lung Center
Falk Medical Building
Fourth floor
3601 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Schedule an appointment by calling 412-648-6161
or request an appointment online.

In the News

Watch Dr. Frank Sciurba explain how tiny metal coils and a one-hour, minimally invasive procedure may help patients suffering from advanced emphysema. Watch the video on YouTube

Read the full news release.

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