COPD care at Mayo Clinic

  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors with a wide array of specialties collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Doctors work together so that you receive all the expertise needed to identify your problem and find an effective solution.
  • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options. Virtually every test and therapy for diagnosis and treatment of COPD is available at Mayo Clinic, including pulmonary function testing, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant.

    Mayo Clinic also offers state-of-the-art tobacco cessation treatment. Mayo Clinic also offers pulmonary rehabilitation programs at each Mayo Clinic campus.

  • Individualized approach. Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mayo Clinic doctors have been involved in many clinical research trials in COPD.

    Doctors at Mayo treat more than 13,900 people each year with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise in many treatments for COPD and other lung conditions. Mayo doctors have expertise treating alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic form of emphysema that is often unrecognized.
  • Research. Mayo pulmonary specialists conduct research in diagnostic tests and treatment options for COPD and participate in clinical trials.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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