The Baylor College of Medicine® Lung Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center uses advanced technology and the latest research to accurately diagnose and effectively treat patients with complex lung disease. It is the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in Texas.
Comprehensive care is available for conditions that affect the lungs, esophagus, and chest wall, including:
- Lung cancer
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung transplantation
The multidisciplinary team includes internationally renowned specialists in surgery, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, and radiology. A collaborative approach to treatment means that patients have more options for a course of treatment. The Institute’s holistic care for patients and families include a spiritual care team, social workers, physical therapists, and dietitians. Patient navigators help patients and their families handle the stress of illness. The program encourages patients to take an active role in their care plans.