Doctors treat COPD in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is among the cities with the highest levels of air pollution in the United States. It is actually the most polluted city east of California. This makes it very difficult for residents that have COPD. COPD is a debilitating lung disease that makes breathing on one’s own extremely difficult. According to an article published by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the number one cause of COPD is smoking. Other factors that might lead to COPD are secondhand smoke, air pollution, and being exposed to hazardous substances like dust and chemicals.
Unfortunately COPD cannot be cured. Things like medications, inhalers and oxygen therapy help lessen the symptoms of COPD. There is a relatively new stem cell treatment that has been very effective for many patients. The stem cell treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that harnesses the body’s own healing properties. The Lung Institute specializes in treating patients with debilitating lung disease with stem cell therapy. In July of 2015, Lung Institute doctors treat COPD in Pittsburgh.
Stem Cell Patient Testimonial
Many patients have had great results from stem cell therapy. Lung Institute patient, Arnold M, recalled a recent appointment with his pulmonologist after undergoing a stem cell therapy treatment. “The pulmonologist said, ‘You seem to be doing real well, what have you been doing lately?’ I said that I’ve just been taking care of myself and he goes ‘My god, you’ve been doing a good job.’ He couldn’t believe I was that good. So, I walked up and down the hall for him and he said, ‘My god you are doing good.’ Then I told him about stem cells and he stood there with his mouth hanging open. I guess he didn’t run across anybody that has done it. He was kind of amazed.”
The Lung Institute is Coming to Pittsburgh
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 stem cell therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify.