There are a number of different types of infections that occur in the lungs including:
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
- Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections (NTM)
- Fungal Lung Infections
- Bacterial Lung Infections
The first line of treatment for most lung infections is typically drug therapy. When drug resistance has built up or there is extensive damage to a particular part of a lung resulting from the infection, surgical intervention may provide the best outcome. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is home to The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Lung Infection--the only center of its kind in the United States. Thoracic surgeons at the University of Colorado have performed more than 750 infectious lung surgeries.
Our surgeons who perform this procedure