Pulmonology and Respiratory Diseases

The Pulmonary Medicine Department is equipped to deal with all types of problems (acute and chronic) relating to the respiratory system:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)
  • All types of pneumonias
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Occupation-related respiratory diseases
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome
  • Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer

Investigations

  • Chest radiograph
  • CT scan of chest
  • Pulmonary function test - spirometry
  • Polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disorders

Procedures

  • Tube thoracostomy for pleural effusion and pneumothorax
  • Needle thoracentesis for pleural effusion
  • Ultrasound guided needle thoracentesis/tube thoracotomy
  • Pleural biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy: the department is equipped with a bronchovideoscope for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies.
  • Allergy tests

Speciality Clinics

  • Asthma clinic
  • Sleep laboratory for conducting cardiorespiratory polysomnography