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Lung Institute

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2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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Coordinated Expert Pulmonary Care

Our Lung Institute team of pulmonary disease specialists is committed to providing top quality lung care. From asthma to COPD, our team will provide exceptional patient care right here in Columbus, Indiana.

We achieve leading-edge results for a wide range of lung issues, including:


Advanced pulmonary function testing equipment helps us diagnose COPD. We can then tailor a plan for you, offering the most current drug therapy and rehabilitation services available. Our team provides 1 on 1 education sessions to patients and their families.

Columbus Regional Hospital's Lung Institute is the first in Indiana to offer a new lung valve treatment for patients with severe COPD/emphysema. Approved by the FDA under their "Breakthrough Devices" status, the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve treatment represents a major advancement because it is the first minimally invasive procedure to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier without major surgery.

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Exhaled nitric oxide testing monitors airway activity and allows us to more effectively test for asthma symptoms, levels, and incremental response to asthma treatment. Although not always necessary for an asthma diagnosis, it is a useful tool to ensure your diagnosis and asthma action plan is correct.

Although asthma cannot be cured, asthma control is possible to successfully to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also called episodes. Successful asthma management includes knowing the warning signs of an attack and understanding asthma attack symptoms, avoiding things that may trigger an attack, and following the advice of your healthcare provider.

For those with severe asthma, the highest dose of standard medications may not alleviate frequent and life-threatening asthma attacks. For adult patients with this form of asthma, a Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure may be appropriate. 

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We provide expert management of this type of high blood pressure in lung arteries. We will employ the most current drug therapy possible, to help lessen symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Lung Cancer

We provide our patients access to a full range of lung cancer experts. This team includes pulmonologists, oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and radiologists working together to provide the very best lung cancer care - close to home.

Advances in technology have allowed physicians the ability to detect lung nodules earlier than ever before via low dose CT lung cancer screening. The earlier lung nodules are detected, the better cancer survival rates. 

At Columbus Regional Health, we have an assessment group comprised of five different medical specialties collectively known as the Lung Nodule Review Board

The Lung Nodule Review Board meets weekly to review lung screening CT scans of patient cases. This gives our patients the advantage of having multiple specialists all working together to provide in-depth knowledge and diagnosis, as well as the best quality care and treatment options available.

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How We Compare

Lung cancer treatment has the best chance for success when it starts as early as possible, so we encourage anyone who feels they may have risk factors to schedule a consultation.

An expert team, with you in mind

The Lung Institute's track record of success and proximity to home makes us the clear choice of where to turn if you are concerned about lung cancer, for any reason, whether it be for you or a loved one.

Our concierge-style model helps us help you

At the Lung Institute, you'll see that a lot of little things add up to well-coordinated care. Diagnosis and treatment both happen within the same facility, allowing for guidance and assistance, each step of the way, on into post-treatment. Trusted relationships are built with our staff and health obstacles are overcome, together. To us, it's just the better way to help you win your battles.

We bring peace of mind and world-class care, close to home

You can rest assured knowing that a top quality lung cancer facility is in your back yard, should you ever need it.


Columbus Regional Health launches ION program for advanced lung care

The Lung Institute has launched its latest state-of-the-art technology program used to biopsy and diagnose potential lung cancer earlier and in a minimally invasive manner.

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Lung Screening

Give the gift of health and peace of mind to yourself or a loved one so your family has many more years of special memories. Fast and painless, a low dose CT lung cancer screening can help detect potential signs of lung cancer earlier when it is easier to treat.

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Michael Thayer

Video: Michael's Story

Columbus Regional Health's Lung Nodule Review Board identified cancerous spots in Michael Thayer's CT scan. He underwent a procedure to remove a portion of his right lung.

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Our Providers

Dr. Deepankar Sharma, MD  Deep Sharma, MD
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web-Chada Aditya 2019  Aditya Chada, MD
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Jordan Dawson, ACNP  Jordan Thompson, ACNP
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20191018NatalieGreen_3918_al-300_web  Natalie Green, NP-C
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20220913RebeccaMetzNP_8588_al-web  Rebecca Metz, FNP-C
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20220830ElizabethSevernsPA_8245_al-WEB  Elizabeth Severns, PA
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