Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Pulmonary Care at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Helping San Diegans breathe easier.
At Sharp Grossmont, we are focused on ensuring that every breath you take continues to be full and effortless. We care for patients diagnosed with lung and breathing conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or lingering symptoms from long-haul COVID.
Lung and breathing conditions we treat.
If you have breathing issues, our specialists are here to help.
From diagnosis to rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team of clinicians will create a treatment plan tailored to your condition or disease. Our expert team includes:
Expert care to help you heal in our hospital.
If you happen to be admitted for a surgery, our pulmonary medicine specialists at Sharp Grossmont Hospital work together with experts across various medical specialties to help keep your lungs as strong and healthy as they can be, while also restoring overall health.
Surgical options to help you breathe easier.
We offer a wide range of diagnostics and lung care treatments, as well as advanced, minimally invasive procedures, such as:
- Bullectomy - removal of large, abnormal air pockets inside the lung
- Chest computed tomography (CT) screening
- CT-guided lung biopsy
- Decortications - removal of thick membrane covering the lung, which may affect breathing
- Esophagectomy - removal of parts of the esophagus
- Thoracentesis - removal of excess fluid between the lung and chest
- Lobectomy - removal of a lobe on the lung
- Lung resection
- Mediastinoscopy - procedure to view and remove tissue from behind the breastbone
- Pleuroscopy - procedure to view the space between the lung and chest
- Pneumonectomy - removal of part or all of the lung
- Robotic bronchoscopy
- Segmentectomy - removal of a cancerous tumor
- Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and awake video-assisted thoracic surgery (AVATS)
Burr Heart & Lung Clinic
Operated by our Pulmonary Services Department, our outpatient clinic offers highly specialized respiratory care using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Our goal is to provide early detection and treatment of pulmonary nodules, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For instance, our hospital uses techniques such as robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, an innovative procedure that enables doctors to find and treat lung cancer sooner, drastically improving chances of survival.
The Burr Heart & Lung Clinic at Sharp Grossmont Hospital is also proud to be the exclusive health care partner of the American Lung Association - San Diego’s efforts to raise awareness of and save lives through lung cancer screening and early detection.
Common lung diseases and conditions we treat at the clinic.
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cor Pulmonale
- Interstitial lung disease
- Pleural effusions
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Radiation pneumonitis
- Respiratory failure
- Shortness of breath
- Tracheotomy weaning
We're here to help you recover from COVID.
As we learn more about the effects of COVID-19, our clinic is at the forefront of addressing the lingering health concerns experienced by some patients affected by the disease. Often referred to as COVID-19 "long-haulers", these individuals may continue to have persistent or new symptoms even after they have recovered.
Those with underlying medical conditions and older adults are more likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, which can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Joint pain
- Difficulty thinking and concentrating
- Depression and anxiety
Our clinic provides COVID-recovery lung care, as well as other support services, to help diagnose and treat these symptoms with compassion and support.
Our lung experts are ready to serve you.
The Burr Heart & Lung Clinic is led by Dr. Kaveh Bagheri, pulmonary medical director, and Dr. Ara Klijian, cardiothoracic surgeon. Our team also includes pulmonology and critical care intensivists and nurse practitioners. The clinic also has a patient navigator to help connect patients to resources and support systems, and provide essential patient education during the treatment journey.
We are ready to work with you to identify your personal needs and goals, and design a treatment plan to get you back to doing the things you love.
Let us help you breathe easier.
Our doctors at the Burr Heart & Lung Clinic accept most insurances and treat adult patients of all ages. We are located within Grossmont Medical Plaza. Please call us for more information at 619-740-4770.
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