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Cystic Fibrosis

Loyola’s multidisciplinary program treats both children and adults and is accredited through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is the best standard of care that you can find. Our doctors, advanced practice nurses, nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, genetic counselors, social workers and psychologists will help you with the symptoms of CF.

Loyola, following its Jesuit Catholic traditions, is known for its compassionate care and has treated more acutely ill patients. We will provide one-on-one instruction to help you manage this condition. For patients who may need to eventually consider a lung transplant as the best medical option, you should know that our CF team works very closely with Loyola’s Transplant experts and they are all on the same campus. Loyola also has a program that pairs pre-transplant patients with post-transplant mentors.

Diagnostic tests

  • Sweat chloride testing as an infant
  • Genetic testing as an adult

Post-diagnostic tests

  • Spirometry (lung function) test
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan


  • Airway clearance
  • Clinical trials
  • CV catheter ports
  • Inhaled medicines
  • Kalydeco (an FDA-approved medication shown to help patients with a genetic mutation of CF)
  • PEG, percutaneous gastrostomy

Cystic Fibrosis Specialists