Asthma and Obstructive Lung Disease Center

When asthma and chronic breathing conditions can no longer be controlled by traditional medications, the experts at the Asthma and Obstructive Lung Disease Center within the Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix can help. Our specialists are trained in the advanced treatment of chronic and advanced lung diseases. 

The Center offers treatment for advanced asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alpha-1, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other lung conditions.

The most common lung ailment is asthma, a chronic disease that narrows the airways of the lungs. While there is not a cure for asthma, symptoms can usually be managed medically. However, when medical treatment no longer controls your asthma symptoms, it is time to visit the Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Here, our specialists are experienced in advanced treatment for uncontrollable asthma.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It can be caused by smoking or exposure to bronchial irritants, and includes a variety of diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The Center offers the latest treatments for people with advanced COPD.

To make an appointment with our lung disease experts, call (602) 521-3400.

For more information, contact the Lung Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3400

About the Center

The medical experts at the Asthma and Chronic Lung Disease Center go beyond regular therapies, using both medical and interventional techniques to relieve symptoms and improve breathing.  Innovative techniques include biologics, IGE inhibitors and bronchial thermoplasty.  

Patients have access to new and innovative therapies for advanced asthma through our collaboration with our colleagues at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. This research coordination gives our patients access to treatments and therapies before they may be widely available.

The Asthma and Obstructive Lung Disease Center is a nationally-recognized Clinical Resource Center for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). This genetic condition is passed from parents to their children. It can result in serious lung disease in adults and liver disease at any age. Our experts work closely with the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Advanced Liver Disease Institute to treat patients with Alpha-1.

The Center also offers treatment for advanced emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other advanced lung diseases. 

Since the Center is part of the Lung Institute, patients will find all the testing they need right in the same building, including pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and lab work.

To make an appointment with our lung disease experts, call (602) 521-3400.

 

Our Providers

  • Rajeev Saggar, MD – Physician Executive Director; Center Director – Pulmonary Hypertension Center & Interstitial Lung Disease Center
  • Thomas Ardiles, MD – Co-Director 

Patient Education

At each visit, our care teams will provide the education you need for preventive and ongoing pulmonary care. This education will be tailored to your needs and preferred learning style.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

Asthma and COPD symptoms can often be managed or prevented with simple lifestyle changes. The most common are quitting smoking, avoiding environmental hazards and staying indoors when air conditions are dangerous.  Take the time to understand what conditions trigger your symptoms, and avoid those situations whenever possible.