University of Colorado Hospital has a multidisciplinary team of infectious lung disease specialists who are available to review cases and provide a second opinion on the most appropriate course of treatment. We have been the surgical consultants for National Jewish Health (world renowned for its pulmonary care) for more than 27 years. Upon reviewing documentation provided by you and your referring physician, our team will make one of four recommendations:
• Continue with your current treatment.
• Add a new drug(s) to your regimen.
• Your unique problem would benefit by a referral to a specialized program such as those at National Jewish Health.
• Your situation would benefit from surgical intervention by specialized surgical teams. If you choose to come to our program we would ask you to be evaluated at National Jewish Health prior to surgery.
Information required before we can do a case review includes chest X-rays, CT scans, PFTs, cardiac workups and VQ scans, including the date of each procedure/test.
Please note that it takes a minimum of five business days for us to review a case after we have received all of the necessary documentation. We will contact you as soon as we have fully reviewed the case.
If surgery is your best option, our team will work with you and your referring physician to make sure you fully understand the process, risk and anticipated outcome of your case.
To learn if you are a surgical candidate, please have your doctor contact Amy Bishop, Patient Affairs Coordinator at 1-800-877-9245.