Jefferson University Hospitals

Jane & Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute

Diseases & Conditions

At the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health, we treat a variety of conditions that affect the respiratory system. Browse our diseases and conditions pages to learn more about symptoms and treatments.
 

  • Asbestosis
    Lung disease caused by asbestos takes several decades to develop. Our pulmonologists work with patients to establish a diagnosis.

  • Asthma
    Our Asthma Program serves as resource for asthma patients and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team who teach patients the best ways to avoid attacks.

  • Bronchiectasis
    Our pulmonologists diagnosis bronchiectasis, which is an abnormal dilation or widening and destruction of the large airways, and recommend the most effective course of treatment.

  • Bronchiolitis
    Our pulmonologists will help identify the cause for bronchiolitis, the inflammation of the small airways of the lung, and offer therapies that will help improve the disease.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), normal breathing and daily activities can be difficult because air flow is being blocked in your lungs.

  • Emphysema
    Our specialists provide expert treatment for emphysema, a condition mostly due to excessive cigarette smoking, which causes damage and destruction to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Management of patients with interstitial lung diseases is often complex and varies, however our experts provide the personal care needed to properly treat these diseases.

  • Lung Cancer
    Lung cancer overview from the leading doctors at Jefferson in Philadelphia. Our nationally ranked lung cancer doctors and specialists can help provide answers to your questions on the stages of lung cancer, types, signs, symptoms, and treatments for lung cancer.

  • Occupational Lung Disease
    Our experts specialize in treating lung disease that is related to exposure to asbestos, coal dust or other work-related conditions.

  • Pleural Effusion
    Pleural space can make breathing difficult and should be treated by one of our expert pulmonologists.

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
    A disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the small blood vessels of the lungs is known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a specific type of pulmonary hypertension.

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Our pulmonologists can work with you to reduce the inflammation caused by pulmonary fibrosis, which occurs after being exposed to an unknown substance.

  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
    Our expert physicians provide personalized treatment to those with pulmonary sarcoidosis.