Pulmonary Diseases

Services Offered

• Flexible fiberoptic video-bronchoscope is available in bronchoscopy unit.  Bronchoscopy procedure allows investigation of the airways, diagnosis of diseases by  biopsies and also sampling of the mediastinal lymphadenopathies by the fine needle aspiration method. Bronchoscopy offers early and definitive diagnosis of certain pulmonary diseases, particularly lung cancer.
• A polysomnography is available in sleep medicine laboratory with a capacity of 2 beds. Polysomnography test is performed for diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. The alterations in breathing during sleep are recorded in a computer-aided media throughout one night.
• In collaboration with Interventional Radiology Unit  thoracic ultrasound, thoracentesis procedure and percutaneous lung biopsy can be perormed to diagnose etiology of plevral fluids and peripheral lesions of the lung.
• The treatment and follow-up of patients who apply for smoking addiction treatment are performed in the outpatient clinic of smoking cessation.
• Certain diseases such as allergic rhinitis and asthma, food and drug allergies, insect allergies, atopic dermatitis (eczema), urticaria and angioedema are diagnosed, treated and followed up in Department of Allergic Diseases and Immunology. Skin prick tests and drug allergy tests are also performed.