- Experience. Mayo Clinic treats thousands of people each year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and has been a leading center in many clinical research trials in COPD.
- Special expertise. Mayo Clinic has special expertise in treatment of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic form of emphysema that is often unrecognized.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic specialists work together so that you receive all the expertise needed to identify your problem and find an effective solution.
- Comprehensive options. Virtually every test and therapy for diagnosis and treatment of COPD is available at Mayo Clinic, including lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant. Mayo Clinic's laboratory for testing lung function is one of the largest and busiest of its kind, and Mayo pulmonary specialists participate in clinical trials of new medications for treatment of COPD. Mayo Clinic offers state-of-the-art tobacco cessation treatment. Mayo Clinic locations in Minnesota and Florida offer pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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