Montefiore Advanced Lung Disease Program
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Montefiore Advanced Lung Disease Program

Montefiore's Advanced Lung Disease Program provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary services, treatment and surgical options in one convenient location. Montefiore's Advanced Lung Disease Program is the only provider of lung transplant surgery, interstitial lung service and advanced emphysema treatment in the Bronx community.

Together with Montefiore’s Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Department of Medicine, Advanced Lung Disease Program at Montefiore brings together teams that include pulmonologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists who specialize in pulmonary hypertension, radiologists, rheumatologists and other related specialists to provide groundbreaking care for patients with complex medical conditions.

Our team of nationally-recognized doctors brings extensive lung transplant experience to Montefiore’s Advanced Lung Disease Program. Our specialists have achieved outcome rates that are higher than the national average, and they have performed a combined total of more than 1,000 lung transplants throughout their careers. In addition, our team has performed complex cardiac surgery for patients experiencing lung failure and other pulmonary issues, as well as patients who require lung surgery as part of their cancer treatment.

Services and Treatments

Montefiore has gained a reputation for providing exemplary care paired with innovative research.  Patients can receive the full range of lung function testing and consultation through surgery in one convenient location. The program will treat patients between the ages of 12 and 80 years old.

The program provides therapies for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Complex Lung Cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Eosinophilic Lung Disease (EG)
  • Lympahangio leiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis 
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Orphan Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary-renal syndrome
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Uncontrolled asthma

Featured services and treatments include the following: 

  • Lung transplantation, in which a patient’s diseased lungs are partially or totally replaced by lungs from a donor.
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for patients with advanced emphysema. This surgical option offers survival advantage in a select population of emphysema patients. We offer this surgical option for patients deemed to have low risk.  
  • Bullectomy, where diseased portions of the lungs are removed.
  • Endobronchial therapies that include treatment of endobronchial valves to correct airway leaks, endoscopic lung volume reduction, and insertion of tracheal stents and bronchial stents.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), which is minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
  • Minimally-invasive diaphragmatic plication to treat diaphragmatic paralysis.
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which can serve as a bridging strategy for patients awaiting surgical options.
  • Interstitial lung disease clinic, a multidisciplinary team approach in the diagnosis and management of ILD and orphan lung diseases.
  • High-Risk Lung Cancer Surgery

Contact Us

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Phone
718-920-5864 [LUNG]

Email
Harish Seethamraju, MD
hseetham@montefiore.org

Scott Scheinin, MD, FACS
sscheini@montefiore.org

Fax
718-324-5062