Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema
Emphysema is a progressive disease that in some cases will significantly compromise the quality of life for people with severe emphysema. Inhalers may help only about 10% of people with severe emphysema. The most effective operation has been lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).
Minimally Invasive & Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery encompass all aspects of chest diseases. At Saint John’s Health Center, our thoracic surgeons are internationally recognized and committed to the best possible outcomes. Our patients come from all over the world to have their operation with our surgical team.
Myasthenia Gravis Treatment
Today, myasthenia gravis can generally be controlled. There are several therapies available to help reduce and improve muscle weakness. Medications used to treat the disorder include anticholinesterase agents such as neostigmine and pyridostigmine, which help improve neuromuscular transmission and increase muscle strength.