Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that makes it hard to breathe and involves coughing up mucus.

Programs + Services


Pulmonary Clinic

The Pulmonary Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary problems.
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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery is performed at Tufts Medical Center to improve the lives of patients whose lungs have been compromised by COPD or emphysema.
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Doctors + Care Team

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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Rajesh R.  Zacharias, MD

Rajesh R. Zacharias, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonologist; Associate Director of Critical Care, Hallmark Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary Medicine, including: general pulmonology, COPD, thoracic oncology and lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound and advanced bronchoscopy, pleural and interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infections. Critical Care Medicine, including: mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, ARDS, delirium in the ICU, shock, ICU outcomes. Sleep Medicine, including: obstructive sleep apnea, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy and hypersomnia.

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