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Dignity Health – Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI) specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating, diagnosing, and treating individuals with known or suspected diseases of the lungs, chest, diaphragm, mediastinum, or esophagus. Our surgeons and staff care for some of the most critically ill patients in the western region of the United States. Using a variety of diagnostic testing and surgical procedures, NTI surgeons strive to provide personalized, patient-driven, compassionate care.
Having received the Pulmonary Excellence Award six years running, our surgeons are among the very best in the country.
As a leading medical center for the diagnosis and treatment of lung, esophageal, and chest diseases, NTI is home of the nation’s busiest lung transplantation program. We have a reputation for excellence, research, and innovation in caring for patients with complex and difficult thoracic problems. NTI also conducts groundbreaking research and education to remain at the forefront of thoracic disease and improve patient outcomes in Arizona and beyond.
We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services for thoracic diseases, including lung, esophageal, and chest disorders. Our team, which includes specialists in thoracic surgery, radiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, interventional pulmonology, rehabilitation, speech pathology, and pathology—will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your condition. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer both medical and surgical treatment options for our patients including:
Norton Thoracic Institute combines the skill of its surgeons with advanced technology to offer you the most effective surgical approach individualized to your condition. This may include the latest in robotic surgery, which can result in less pain, faster recovery, and minimal scarring. Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s is accredited as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) for providing the highest level of care to its patients.