Cellular Therapy Center in Pennsylvania
Black Lung Disease in Pennsylvania
Pneumoconiosis, the medical term for black lung disease, is a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD). The lungs become visibly blackened by the inhalation of coal dust over long periods of time. The result is heavy scarring in the lungs including: damage to the walls of air sacs responsible for exchanging oxygen for carbon dioxide and an overall stiffening of the lungs, which reduces their ability to expand with air. The result is very poor lung function. Black lung disease is often caused from occupational hazards such as working in a coal mine. Unfortunately there are many cases of black lung disease in Pittsburgh.
Cellular Treatment Center in PA
Many lung disease sufferers have opted in for cellular therapy to improve their quality of life. While cellular therapy isn’t a cure for lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses cellular therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has cells in their bodies that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Cellular therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts cells from fat tissue, blood, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Cellular therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life.
Cellular Treatment Center in Pennsylvania
The Lung Institute has completed over 800 treatments in the past two years, and is expanding rapidly. They are looking forward to opening a new clinic in Pittsburgh in July 2015.
About the Staff
Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr., MD, will be the Medical Director of the Pittsburgh clinic. Dr. Coleman earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He later became an otolaryngology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital. He also served as a Lieutenant Commander and Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Dr. Coleman is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of numerous medical societies including the American Medical Association, American Rhinologic Society, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the Pan-American Society of Otolaryngology. Along with his distinguished medical career, Dr. Coleman is a published author for several medical books and is referenced in numerous medical journals.
Although Pittsburgh has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the United States, there is hope for those suffering from COPD. The Lung Institute is on its way.
If you or a loved one suffers from chronic lung disease, contact the Lung Institute to find out if cellular therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify.