Lung Disease Treatment Pittsburgh
Black Lung Disease in Pittsburgh
Coal mines have been active in western Pennsylvania since the late 1700’s. The hillside of Mount Washington is nicknamed “Coal Hill” due to the mass amounts of coal mined and used by the city of Pittsburgh just across the Monongahela River. As the need for steel grew in the mid 1800’s, coal production skyrocketed, and the mines were hyperactive all the way until the late 20th century. The more coal that was needed, the more workers spent time down in the mines. Black lung was nearly inevitable for the miners up until the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. It is still possible to develop black lung, but mining companies now have to offer benefits for those that are disabled by black lung disease.
Stem Cell Treatment Center
While stem cell therapy isn’t a cure for black lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses stem cell therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has stem cells in their bodies that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Stem cell therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts stem cells from fat tissue, blood or bone marrow, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Stem cell therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life.
Stem Cell Treatment Center in Pennsylvania
The Lung Institute has completed over 1500 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.