Pulmonology (Lung)

Overview

Breathing is essential to life. Breathing easily and well is essential to a good quality of life. Lung conditions can compromise your health and well-being.

Lung diseases span a whole range of symptoms with potential complications. This is why at BaliMéd Hospital, we have an entire team of experienced specialists with keen skills to investigate, diagnose, and treat any lung condition. For critically ill patients who require constant in-depth monitoring, our team also provides mechanical ventilation and intensive care services.

BaliMéd Hospital Pulmonary Department provides thorough medical support with additional outpatient care services, including full lung function testing, radiology, echocardiography, laboratory facilities, and sleep medicine services. Through clinical expertise and advanced technology, patients with respiratory and critical care requirements will receive a renewed sense of confidence and ownership over their lives.

Our mission is to give you the best quality of life possible with your condition.

Abnormal symptoms of lung and respiratory system

Difficulty in breathing, coughing, chest pain and discolored or bloody phlegm are indications of lung and respiratory system abnormalities. BaliMéd Hospital Pulmonary Department offers treatment of diseases such as:

  • Asthma
  • Acute and chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Lung infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tuberculosis

These are not a complete list of all the conditions we recognize and treat. The information is to be used as rough guidelines and not for medical advice. Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

Services and Treatments

Diseases and disorders of the lungs can affect your breathing and quality of life. These conditions — many of which are preventable — affect tens of millions of people.

Diagnosis

BaliMéd Hospital Pulmonary Department is well equipped with medical instruments and technologies for the diagnosis and assessment of disease severity.

  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan
  • Low-dose computerized tomography – It is a technology that use low radiation dose and can generate a three-dimensional images with high resolution.
  • PET/CT scan – It is a radio-logical test used to evaluate the stage of lung cancer. A sugar is injected into bloodstream. When cancers cell take up the sugar, it can be seen more obviously than the normal cells
  • Ventilation-perfusion scan
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Bronchial challenge testing (Methacholine challenge)
  • Sleep test – It is used to diagnosis and evaluate the severity of sleep disorders, e.g. snoring, difficulty in breathing, and apnea
Treatment
  • Bronchoscopy
  • CT-guided biopsy
  • Exercise testing for asthma
  • Flexible pleuroscopy
  • Lung function testing
  • Ultrasound-guided pleurocentesis

These are not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is to be used as rough guidelines and not for medical advice. Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

At BaliMéd Hospital, Pulmonary Department works with Rehabilitation Center in order to improve lung function including a therapy, before and after lung surgery to reduce pain and enable the patients to have a normal daily life.

Pulmonology