Lung Institute | Cleveland Ohio

Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Near Cleveland, OH

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which the lungs become scarred, causing airways inside the lungs to thicken and harden. This hardening makes it difficult for oxygen to pass through the walls of the tiny air sacs (alveoli) into the bloodstream. The lack of oxygen in the bloodstream leaves sufferers of pulmonary fibrosis short of breath even after periods of prolonged rest. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease in which sufferers get worse over time, sometimes slowly, other times rapidly.

Previously treatment options for those suffering from pulmonary fibrosis have been extremely limited and costly, ranging from daily medication to a lung reduction or transplant. Today, however, relatively new technology gives lung disease sufferers an alternative option. Minimally invasive bone marrow treatments for lung disease have helped several patients regain a better quality of life. The Lung Institute specializes in stem cell therapy treatments for those suffering from lung disease.

Patients can now take advantage of Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Near Cleveland, OH. The Lung Institute’s recently opened clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, offers alternatives to people suffering from lung disease.

Treating Lung Disease with Stem Cells

The Lung Institute state-of-the-art clinics harvest stem cells, the body’s natural healing system, from a patient’s own blood or bone marrow and reintroduce them into the body, directing their healing ability toward lung tissue. This high dose of stem cells promote healing and helps patients breathe more easily.

The Lung Institute uses autologous stem cells, derived from the patient’s own body for the bone marrow and the venous (blood-derived) stem cell procedures. Stem cells are extracted, isolated and immediately introduced back into the body where they replicate into healthy cells specialized to promote healing. All our stem cell procedures have shown anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to patients with lung disease.

The city of Pittsburgh leads lung disease research with programs like those at the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at the University of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Lung Institute clinic treats interstitial lung disease and other serious lung disorders including COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and black lung.

What is a Stem Cell?

Stem cells are the building blocks of life; they are essential to every living organism. They are able to self-renew and replicate—with the ability to form every type of tissue or organ in the body. Adult stem cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ; this is called plasticity. This is key to their function in regenerative medicine.

How Does the Lung Institute use Stem Cells?

The Lung Institute offers stem cell treatments for many of the major pulmonary conditions, includingchronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), emphysemachronic bronchitispulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The stem cells used by the Lung Institute are autologous, which means they come from the patient’s own body. The stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own bone marrow or blood (venous) depending on the patient’s current condition and health history. Adult stem cells have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells, so when the stem cells are returned to the patient, they will target the damaged tissue, which leads to improved lung function in patients with a chronic lung disease. Our minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedures are changing lives by helping patients breathe easier.

Why Choose the Lung Institute?

At the Lung Institute, we recognize the challenges of finding effective and sustainable treatment options for patients who might be suffering from debilitating lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)pulmonary fibrosis, or interstitial lung disease. By harnessing the body’s innate healing capacity, we have developed revolutionary, minimally invasive stem cell therapies to help treat lung disease. Our goal is to help patients breathe easier, improve their quality of life and provide hope.

About the Lung Institute

At the Lung Institute, we help those with lung disease breathe easier through innovative regenerative medicine solutions. We understand the challenges that lung disease sufferers face when it comes to finding the best treatment option in order to obtain a better quality of life. With this in mind, we are committed to providing our patients with the best and most effective treatment options to bring their lives back within reach. For more information, visit our website at, like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or call us today at

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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.

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