Vishisht Mehta, MD

Medical Oncologist

Vishisht Mehta, MD

is part of Comprehensive Cancer’s pulmonology team that provides world-class care in a supportive and caring environment.

Fluent in Hindi, basic proficiency in Punjabi

EDUCATION
Vishisht Mehta, MD, attended the Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in India, receiving a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree in 2012. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He later completed fellowships in pulmonary and critical care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and an Interventional Pulmonary fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

EXPERIENCE
Dr. Mehta is an Interventional Pulmonologist at Lung Center of Nevada, a division of Comprehensive Cancer Centers where he treats patients with acute and chronic pulmonary health concerns.

Dr. Mehta specializes in Interventional Pulmonology, focusing on advanced, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of thoracic diseases.

His expertise includes minimally invasive treatment for patients with benign and malignant airway obstructions, subglottic stenosis, malignant pleural effusions, advanced COPD/ emphysema and bronchopleural fistulas among other conditions.

He has specialized training in endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, robotic bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, airway/bronchial stenting (metallic and silicone), endoscopic ablation (laser ablation, cryoablation, thermal ablation), bronchial thermoplasty, use of endobronchial valves (for prolonged air leaks and also for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for COPD) and indwelling tunneled pleural catheter placement. By using endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques instead of conventional surgery, interventional pulmonology offers faster diagnosis, quicker recovery time and less pain for patients.

He has authored and reviewed various published scholarly articles. At international conferences, he has been a presenter and moderator for original research sessions. He has also received awards and grants for his research endeavors.

He has also co-founded the Lung India Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lung health in Mumbai, India.

PERSONAL
Dr. Mehta’s personal interests include portrait photography and playing soccer. He is fluent in Hindi and has basic proficiency in Punjabi.

PATIENT PHILOSOPHY
The two most important aspects of the patient-physician relationship are the patient’s goals of care and shared decision-making. It is important to recognize that goals of care are very individualized, can vary for the same patient during different stages of their life and also vary during different stages of treatment. In the same context, sharing the opportunity for the patient to make their informed decision is another cornerstone of this relationship.

CERTIFICATIONS
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)

TREATMENT CENTER
Lung Center of Nevada – Tenaya

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