Florida Hospital Tampa Officially Opens New Lung Institute Today

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

The Florida Hospital Tampa Lung Institute officially opens its doors today. The new Lung Institute is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of pulmonary conditions including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis and lung fibrosis. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined each year. And COPD kills more than 120,000 Americans each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new Lung Institute gives patients the ability to go through advanced screening, diagnosis, treatment and support of life threatening lung diseases in one convenient location.

The Florida Hospital Tampa Lung Institute Medical Director, Dr. Dragos G. Zanchi and Co-Medical Director, Dr. Rafael Martinez, MD, FCCP lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team that offers the highest level of pulmonary care and compassion for their patients. Dr. Zanchi is Board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine as well as Sleep Medicine and Nutrition. Dr. Martinez is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Zanchi hosts weekly tumor board conferences that include pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, thoracic/robotic surgeons and pathologists to determine the best course of action for each patient and maximize positive outcomes. This patient-focused approach assures each patient that an entire team of experts is engaged in their care and treatment options. The Lung Institute also has a nurse navigator who personally guides each patient and their family through every step of their treatment and care.

We are using state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat patients, while focusing on personalized patient care. Being able to provide our patients with a comprehensive approach to every phase of lung care from the initial diagnosis through treatment and post-treatment support groups is what distinguishes us from other programs.

There isnt another center like it in the Tampa Bay area. We offer the very latest options in non-surgical and surgical treatment, radiation therapy and post-surgical care, said Dr. Zanchi, Florida Hospital Tampa Lung Institute Medical Director. The Florida Hospital Lung Institute provides leading edge diagnostic procedures such as Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy

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