About The Doctor

Dr. Rodney Landreneau

Pleural Mesothelioma , Thoracic Surgery

Working as a thoracic surgeon for close to 30 years, Dr. Rodney Landreneau has an expert's level of experience in treating pleural mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer arises after a person has been exposed to microscopic asbestos fibers. The fibers enter the lungs and cause scarring and other dangers over time.

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Returning to UPMC

Dr. Rodney Landreneau returned to work at the Hillman Cancer Center affiliated with Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2017. Dr. Landreneau moved his surgical practice to this area because the patients were underserved. He desired to care for these patients so that they did not have to travel a long distance to find the specialized care they needed.

Message of Hope

Dr. Rodney Landreneau uses a multidisciplinary approach to care for his patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Feels Good to Be Here

During his move, Dr. Landreneau said that it feels good to be at this location caring for individuals close to their homes. He said that he has come to the right location to make a big difference. Dr. Landreneau offers his patients surgical expertise in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, pleurectomy, decortication, and extrapleural pneumonectomy.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Dr. Landreneau uses a multidisciplinary approach to care for his patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma. This approach involves a team of specialists to design the best treatment plan for each patient, tailored to their needs and goals of care. Most medical experts agree that this approach is one of the best ways to treat asbestos-related cancers.

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