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Lung Institute Patient Success

14 Jul 2015
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Lung Disease Sufferers are Getting Back to the Life They Want with Cellular Therapy.

For many people, being diagnosed with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis means giving up some of the things you enjoy the most. Many diagnoses are accompanied by a long list of lifestyle modifications, which could mean the end of some of your favorite hobbies. For some sufferers, this is just unacceptable.

The typical treatment options—medications and supplemental oxygen—only treat the symptoms, but they do nothing to combat the condition itself. Other times, individuals spend years on the waiting list for a lung transplant only to have their condition progress too far or for them to get too old. As a result, there are a large group of sufferers who want something better. They spend hours on end searching for alternative treatment options that could help them get back to the lives they love. That’s when they come to the Lung Institute.

Choosing Cellular Therapy

At the Lung Institute, we treat sufferers of chronic lung diseases with cellular therapy. By using the cells’ innate healing properties to help combat the symptoms of lung disease, we facilitate the process of breathing easier through regenerative medicine. For our patients, cellular therapy is a better alternative than the highly invasive lung transplant or lung reduction, and it gives them a great chance to get back to the things they love. Check out how our patients have been breathing easier and putting their life back into their own hands.

A Few Patient Success Stories

“When I went to the Lung Institute, I never thought I’d see any immediate results. On my third and final treatment, we began our road trip back home. My partner and I stopped to visit friends who had just purchased a new dulcimer. They were playing music and everyone started singing—I did too. The thing is, it had been years since I had enough air to sing. It totally amazed me.” – Susan

Read more on Susan’s story.


“I have seen such improvement; I saw my pulmonologist who told me that my lungs showed no signs of COPD! Now, I am able to walk my 22-acre farm without any shortness of breath or portable oxygen!” – Joe


“I can already feel a difference. I was walking around the house a lot more. I went to wash my hair in the kitchen sink, which I take my oxygen off. After I was done, I walked to the bedroom and back, and I noticed that something was different—I didn’t have my oxygen on!”


“Not only am I feeling better, but my lungs are doing better than they have in a long time. Since my treatment in May, I am able to do things again that I haven’t done in months. Walking, shopping and seeing my family are just some of the things that I can do now.” – Vickie

Listen to Vickie’s story.


Of course, results vary dependent on each patient’s individual condition. However, 71 percent of our patients report an improved quality of life after receiving cellular therapy from the Lung Institute. To learn whether cellular therapy is the treatment option for you, contact us at 888-745-6697.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.