Norton Thoracic Institute - Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix
350 W Thomas Rd
, AZ 85013
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tue||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wed||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Fri||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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About Norton Thoracic Institute - Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix
Norton Thoracic Institute - Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care to Phoenix, AZ and nearby communities. Visit us at 350 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ or call (602) 406-4000 for more information.
Conditions We Treat
A hernia occurs when an internal body part pushes through an opening into an area of the body where it does not belong. In a hiatal hernia, part of the upper stomach bulges through the hiatus - the opening in the diaphragm between the chest and the abdomen through which the esophagus passes. There are two main types of hiatal hernias, a sliding hiatal hernia and a paraesophageal hernia.
Zenker’s diverticulum is a rare condition that makes it difficult to swallow food and liquids. In this disorder, a large pouch (called a diverticulum) develops in a weak area between the pharynx (throat) and upper esophagus (the food tube that reaches from the throat to the stomach). The pouch can interfere with swallowing, and food can get trapped it. Zenker’s diverticulum is more common in older people.
Lung and Chest Disease
Lung and chest disease is any condition that affects the lungs and chest wall. There are many possible conditions that can cause lung or chest disease, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. Treatment will depend on the underlying condition.
Thoracic cancer is any cancer that is the result of cell mutations in the organs, glands, or tissues in the chest cavity. These mutated cells grow and multiple rapidly, crowding out and destroying healthy cells and forming a tumor. This cancer can spread to other parts of the body.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetically inherited disorder that affects about 30,000 people in the U.S. This disorder results from a gene mutation and is characterized by abnormal function of virtually every organ system of the body, including the pancreas, liver, digestive tract, reproductive organs, sinuses, and lungs. The abnormal function of these organ systems results from buildup of abnormally thick mucus that leads to a cycle of progressive inflammation, infection, and damage.
Lung cancer may originate in the lungs (primary cancer), or it may start elsewhere in the body and spread to the lungs (secondary cancer). There are two main types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer is a fast-growing cancer. It may be limited in nature, meaning it affects only one lung or its surrounding tissue, or it may be extensive, meaning that it has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is more common, making up about 85% of all lung cancers. When discovered in its earliest stages, NSCLC is one of the most treatable cancers.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that is characterized by damage and scarring of the lung tissue, which can be caused by things such as airborne dusts and asbestos fires, radiation treatment, medications, and certain medical conditions. This tissue becomes stiff, making it difficult for your lungs to work as they should. This results in difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a condition caused by high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your lungs. In patients with pulmonary hypertension, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the lungs. Over time, pulmonary hypertension can weaken the heart and, ultimately, cause heart failure. Untreated, pulmonary hypertension is almost always fatal.