Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

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Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Norton Pulmonary Specialists is a leader in treating lung conditions, including pulmonary sarcoidosis, for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We have the experience and training to diagnose and treat pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Since sarcoidosis in one part of the body can signal involvement elsewhere, we work with the comprehensive network of Norton Healthcare specialists to collect varied viewpoints and provide quality care.

Pulmonary sarcoidosis creates lung granulomas — small lumps of inflammation. Granulomas can heal and go away on their own, but if they don’t they can scar the lung tissue (pulmonary fibrosis) and affect your breathing.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists have the experience to determine the cause of your pulmonary sarcoidosis and will develop a customized treatment plan to ease your symptoms.

What Is Sarcoidosis of the Lungs?

Sarcoidosis in general is an inflammatory disease where immune cells form lumps, called granulomas, in the organs. It mostly affects the lungs and lymph nodes, but can spread to other parts of the body.

Lung granulomas can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Wheezing

Sarcoidosis symptoms elsewhere in the body include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Light sensitivity and eye pain
  • Rashes
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Weight loss

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Treatment

Treatment for sarcoidosis of the lungs focuses on controlling symptoms. Steroids can help reduce inflammation and methotrexate medication can help in more severe cases.

Often, no treatment is necessary. In some cases, pulmonary rehabilitation is effective.

We meet as a team every week to collaborate on all of our cases, to bring you comprehensive care. When you work with Norton Pulmonary Specialists you work with a team of research specialists, physicians and medical professionals dedicated to finding the best treatment for you.

Care That’s Convenient for You

  • Our staff includes interventional pulmonologists who are trained and experienced in minimally invasive diagnostics and treatment, including robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, meaning you’ll have access to advanced technology for your care.
  • We have seven convenient Louisville-area locations: Northeastern Louisville, downtown Louisville, Newburg, Pleasure Ridge Park and Mount Washington, Kentucky; in Southern Indiana, Jeffersonville and Scottsburg.
  • We provide pulmonary care and respiratory management of critical care patients at Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital.
  • Norton Healthcare’s pulmonary rehabilitation program has three locations in Louisville and is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
  • We work as a team with referring physicians, including pediatricians.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.

About Norton Pulmonary Specialists

The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians with Norton Pulmonary Specialists are leaders in caring for Louisville and Southern Indiana patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and other lung diseases.

  • More than two dozen board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians with extensive experience specialize in diagnosis and management of all forms of lung diseases and sleep disorders, so you can get the care you need.
  • The Norton Pulmonary Specialists team pursues leading-edge treatments, and our specialists are investigators on many clinical trials that give patients access to the latest treatments.
  • Our specialists use robotic-assisted bronchoscopy to perform minimally invasive biopsies of the lung, which allows for greater precision during the important diagnostic procedure.  
  • Norton Pulmonary Specialists is accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Our providers will give you a precise diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan for your lung condition, so you can get back to living your best life.
  • For asthma, your physician will work with you to develop a written asthma action plan to help you manage your symptoms.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

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