The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital is equipped to deal with all types of breathing problems (acute and chronic) such as:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)
  • Pneumonias (infections)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Occupation related respiratory diseases
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome
  • Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Chronic cough
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Haemoptysis (coughing blood)


  • Chest radiograph
  • CT scan of chest (64 slice CT scanner)
  • Pulmonary function test - spirometry
  • Polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep related breathing disorders


  • Tube thoracotomy for pleural effusion and pneumothorax
  • Needle thoracentesis for pleural effusion
  • Pleural biopsy    
  • Bronchoscopy: the department is equipped with a broncho videoscope for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies (foreign body removal)