The UK HealthCare Sarcoidosis Clinic is the only treatment center of its kind in Kentucky. We use a team-based approach to care for all your needs and keep you well-informed about your treatment options. We’ll do everything we can to minimize your symptoms and help you feel better.
Why choose the UK Sarcoidosis Clinic?
Sarcoidosis can be complex to treat. It is an inflammatory disease that causes the formation of tiny clusters of cells, called granulomas, in one or more organs of the body.
It mainly affects the lungs, but it can also affect other organs, including your eyes, skin, heart and nervous system. People may experience shortness of breath, cough, night sweats, fatigue and other symptoms.
You may need more than one type of doctor to treat sarcoidosis. Our clinic has a wide-ranging team of specialists to address all your symptoms. Our team provides coordinated, personalized care designed to meet your unique needs and challenges.
Everyone on your team works together to ensure you get the very best care. Your team includes:
- Lung specialists
- Heart specialists
- Rheumatologists who treat inflammation in the bones, muscles, joints and organs
- Eye specialists
- Skilled respiratory therapists and nurses
- Specialty pharmacist
- Pulmonary sarcoidosis
- Cardiac sarcoidosis
- Ocular sarcoidosis
- Cutaneous sarcoidosis
- Hepatic sarcoidosis
- Renal sarcoidosis
Advanced diagnostics and treatment
Before your appointment, we’ll ask your referring physician for any previous tests or imaging. This will save time when you visit us.
- We diagnose and manage sarcoidosis with the latest tools:
- Bronchoscopy to see the lungs and make a diagnosis
- Pulmonary function testing (PFT) to measure how well your lungs work
- Radiology and nuclear imaging to get images of your lungs, heart and other areas
Most people who have sarcoidosis need ongoing monitoring to check for symptoms and complications. While there isn’t a cure for sarcoidosis, your treatment options may include:
- Medications to relieve symptoms
- Pulmonary rehab to help with lung symptoms
- Physical therapy to address fatigue and muscle strength
- A pacemaker or defibrillator to help with heart symptoms
The latest sarcoidosis research
There’s still a lot we need to learn about sarcoidosis. Our doctors conduct research to understand more about the disease and search for new treatments.
Our clinic is a founding member of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) Global Clinic Alliance. FSR members are at the forefront of sarcoidosis education, awareness and research. The UK HealthCare Sarcoidosis Clinic works with other centers nationwide to provide care backed by the latest scientific evidence.
Our clinic director, Dr. Parijat Sen, is regionally and nationally known for his expertise in treating sarcoidosis. He is involved in translational and clinical research in sarcoidosis and has been an invited faculty speaker at other institutions as well as national conferences.