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Welcome to the Temple Lung Center - Temple University Hospital



 Temple University Hospital
 has been recognized again as
 one of the region's top hospitals
 for Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report.

 Learn more about Temple's rankings


The Temple Lung Center has become the destination of choice for patients with serious lung problems. It's no wonder. Over the last several years, our pulmonologists have treated more COPD inpatients than any other single hospital in Pennsylvania.1 Over the past five years, we've handled more cases of complicated bronchitis and asthma than any other Pennsylvania hospital.1 In fact, with over 15,000 patient visits and over 1,000 pulmonary procedures performed every year, Temple is one of the largest lung hospitals and pulmonary surgery centers in the nation.

Temple Lung Center - A National Leader in Patient Care, Research and Education

Temple is a recognized leader in the clinical care, research and education of lung disease. We put our patients at the center of everything we do - and our results speak for themselves:


Excellence in Respiratory Care
Expert Medical Team
The Temple Research Edge
Documented Superior Outcomes
Customized Care for Every Patient

Temple is a thriving medical center of excellence in respiratory care.
Seeing so many patients helps our doctors develop a specialized knowledge built on years of experience that gives our patients the best chance for getting the treatment and care to help them feel better and live longer.

We have extensive training in caring for patients exactly like you, and it shows.
From the initial visit through follow-up, Temple's meticulously trained and highly experienced pulmonologists are committed to getting to know each patient’s concerns and then creating an individualized and comprehensive care plan. Our team includes pulmonary physicians, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, pulmonary nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, counselors, and transplantation specialists. We are committed to giving all our patients comfort, answers, options and results.

We are always looking for better ways to help our patients.
Temple has one of the most active pulmonary clinical trial programs in the country. We've led research into the causes of COPD, emphysema, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep apnea. We've also led the search for safer and more effective therapies for these conditions. Engaging in clinical trials allows the Temple staff to find the best new treatments for our patients.

The Temple Lung Center excels in helping seriously ill patients.
Our results speak for themselves. Our strengths and accomplishments include:

Temple's ventilator rehabilitation unit is nationally recognized for offering patients with advanced lung disease and respiratory failure the greatest hope of being weaned off a ventilator. Medicare recognizes us for how well we care for lung patients requiring hospitalization and mechanical ventilation.

Temple is one of the region's most experienced centers for lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery and other major lung operations such as pulmonary embolism surgery, pulmonary nodule surgery, pulmonary valve surgery, and pulmonary artery surgery. We've also garnered national recognition as being among the most innovative lung hospitals in the country. The Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program received the Joint Commission's Certification of Distinction.2

Temple's program has the highest one-year rate of survival among any adult lung transplant program in Pennsylvania (90.91%) and a rate of survival well over the national average, according to the most recent available data3.

The Temple Lung Center has become the destination of choice for patients with serious lung problems.
To meet this growing demand, Temple has moved into a spacious new facility designed with close attention to the unique needs of our pulmonary patients—for example, with oxygen hookups throughout the facility, with carpet-free flooring for easy wheelchair access, and with an on-site rehabilitation center. The facility allows our patients to receive all their care in one convenient location.

If you’d like to breathe easier, live longer and enjoy a better quality of life, choose the one destination that’s home to exceptional lung care: The Temple Lung Center.

Sources:
1 Based on Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) data available June 2009.
2 The Joint Commission Certification Programs: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, 11/17/2012.
3. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, For Patients Transplanted between 07/01/2010 and 12/31/2012. SRTR release January 2014.