Our board-certified lung and respiratory specialists have the experience and skills to treat complicated, long-term conditions, so you’ll breathe easier knowing that we’re caring for you. PPMG physicians diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adults
  • Allergies & Asthma
  • Alpha-1 (antitrypsin deficiency)
  • Asthmatic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic cough
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that impacts and interacts with pulmonary conditions
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections, including atypical mycobacterial disease
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TB (tuberculosis)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)


At some point in their life, at least three-quarters of all adults will suffer from one or more of the approximately 90 different sleep disorders. Any condition that creates daytime drowsiness puts you at risk for mistakes and accidents. Every year, more than 100,000 traffic accidents are attributed to sleepy drivers. In addition to causing daytime drowsiness, disorders such as sleep apnea can raise blood pressure and put you at greater risk for developing heart disease.

Our board-certified sleep specialists have the experience and skills to treat all types of sleep conditions, so you’ll sleep easier knowing that we’re caring for you. PPMG physicians diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Tooth grinding or bruxism
  • Jet lag
  • Nightmares
  • Night terrors
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness or hypersomnia
  • Klein-Levin Syndrome
  • Sleep talking or somniloquy
  • Sleep walking or somnambulism
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Narcolepsy


Dr. Samer Kanaan is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest, using minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery and robotic-assisted technology. Dr. Kanaan uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, with a major focus in lung and esophageal cancer.

Below is a list of commonly treated conditions.

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Interstitial Lung Disease / Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Hemothorax
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Mediastinal Adenopathy or Enlarged Lymph Nodes in Chest
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymoma
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Emphysema / Large Bleb Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Zenker’s Diverticulus
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Paraesophageal or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Perforation or Stricture
  • Achalasia
  • Pericardial Effusion