Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute offers the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and treatments for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chest x-ray, spirometry, lung volume tests, lung compliance tests, diffusion capacity testing, physiologic shunt studies, arterial blood gas testing, pulse oximetry testing, cardiopulmonary exercise test and methacholine challenge test. The Cleveland Clinic also offers the full spectrum of surgical treatments for COPD such as lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant.

Services and Treatments

Once our patients have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and thoroughly assessed, treatment begins with patient education and lifestyle changes. We strive to maximize our patients’ independence, reduce the severity of their symptoms and improve their ability to participate in daily activities.

  • Patient Education
  • Lifestyle Changes/Risk Factor Modification
  • Medications and device instruction
  • Oxygen Therapy and the assessment of need for oxygen therapy
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy
  • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin deficiency treatment for emphysema that runs in families

Make an Appointment

Call 216.444.3386 or 800.223.2273, ext. 43386, or contact us online to make an appointment today.

Health Information

Health Information

Make an Appointment

Call 216.444.3386 or 800.223.2273, ext. 43386, or contact us online to make an appointment today.

Doctors

Doctors

Research & Clinical Trials

Research & Clinical Trials

Beta-Blockers for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD (βLOCK-COPD)

The prrimary objective is to determine the effect of once daily metoprolol succinate compared with placebo on the time to first exacerbation in moderate to severe COPD patients who are prone to exacerbations and who do not have absolute indications for beta-blocker therapy.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Umur Hatipoglu, MD

STUDY COORDINATOR: Rick Rice | 216.444.1150

For Medical Professionals

For Medical Professionals

Patient Referrals

Our secure online service, Dr.Connect, provides referring physicians access to patient’s treatment progress with streamlined communication from Cleveland Clinic physicians to your office, allowing continued participation in the ongoing care of patients. With the best possible treatment plans and coordinated care, our team approach benefits both the patient and the referring physician.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowships

Our pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships provide board-certified general internists with the tools necessary to care for patients, who have complicated lung diseases and critical illnesses. During the three-year training period, which includes an 18-month core program and 18-month subspecialty track, fellows are exposed to a wide variety of medical problems in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

CMEs

Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute offers continuing medical education courses through the Center for Continuing Education. We are providers of AMA-approved continuing medical education (CME) units for physicians and physician assistants, and of continuing education units by the Ohio Nurses Association for nurses and by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board for respiratory therapists.