Lung Care

Lung disease has a big effect on your daily activities. Rush focuses on fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment to improve your quality of life.

Lung disease has a big effect on your daily activities. Rush focuses on fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment to improve your quality of life.

Lung disease has a big effect on your daily activities. Rush focuses on fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment to improve your quality of life.


Among the Best in the U.S. for Pulmonology and Lung Surgery

U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center among the best in the nation for pulmonary care and lung surgery.

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The Rush Approach to Lung Care

Rush's team of lung experts is committed to getting you answers and creating a treatment plan for your lung condition that manages your symptoms and keeps you comfortable.

You're at the center of every decision about your treatment, so our expert team comes together around you. Drawing on their years of expertise and the most current research, our lung specialists collaborate to ensure that you have a seamless experience at Rush.

The lung experts at Rush make sure that you're a true partner in your treatment plan. And they focus on treating you as a whole person, not simply on treating your condition.

Our Areas of Care


Care that improves your quality of life if you have COPD, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or another lung disease.

Lung Cancer Care

Our emphasis on lung cancer screening and early detection, minimally invasive treatment, immunotherapies and leading-edge precision medicine means better outcomes.

Thoracic Surgery Services

Our nationally recognized surgeons specialize in minimally invasive techniques that result in less pain, fewer complications and a faster return to normal life.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

A customized pulmonary rehab program helps you gain strength, breathe easier and return to normal activities.

Smoking Cessation Services

Courage to Quit classes, nicotine replacement products, counseling and more options to help you quit smoking and improve your health.

Critical Care Services

Expert care for patients who are critically ill and have complex medical needs.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Fast, accurate diagnosis with sweat testing and effective symptom management, including respiratory therapy and nutrition counseling, for children and adults.

Interventional Pulmonology Services

Innovative, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and manage a wide range of lung and thoracic diseases.

Sleep Disorders Care

Treatment for sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia and other issues can help you get a good night's sleep.

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Rush Excellence in Lung Care

  • A high-tech approach for better outcomes: Rush's lung cancer screening program detects most lung cancers at early stages, when they are most curable. We partner with Tempus, a biotech company that gathers and analyzes tissue samples to help our specialists create personalized treatment plans. Your tumor can be tested for gene mutations known to respond to specific treatments, so we can choose a treatment tailored to your genetic makeup.
  • Faster recovery: The thoracic surgery program at Rush earned three stars — the highest rating possible — from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an honor given to only the top 5% of thoracic surgery programs in the United States. Thoracic surgeons at Rush perform the highest number of minimally invasive lung cancer surgeries in the Chicago area: More than 86% of lobectomies for stage I lung cancer at Rush are minimally invasive, compared to less than 60% nationally. People who undergo minimally invasive procedures have shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.
  • Collaborative care that centers on you: Rush lung specialists work closely with each other in the Rush Lung Center, and collaborate with other specialists to ensure that your care is seamless. For example, if you have myositis that contributes to interstitial lung disease, we coordinate care with your rheumatologist. If you have a neuromuscular disease that affects your respiratory function, we're part of your neuromuscular disease care team.
  • Leaders in research: Because Rush is an academic health system, you'll have access to groundbreaking research. More than 20 clinical trials currently underway are testing new therapies and exploring new approaches to lung diseases ranging from asthma to cancer.

Clinical Trials

Researchers at Rush are investigating new lung care treatments.

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Get a Virtual Second Opinion for Thoracic Surgery

Virtual second opinion for thoracic surgery at Rush allows you to get an expert second opinion without an in-person visit.

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Learn more about the educational mission of lung care services at Rush.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Thoracic Surgery Research

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Rush appointments from home

We are here for your health care needs – in whatever way you prefer to receive care at this time. Rush’s telemedicine options allow you to get the care you need from our primary and specialty care providers. During a scheduled video visit, you will have a one-on-one video chat with your provider. Call us at (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to get started.

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