Pulmonology deals with various diseases affecting the respiratory system, including the lungs, airways, pleura, and mediastinum. Among these conditions, there has been a significant increase in cases of lung cancer, both benign and malignant tumors in the lungs and airways.
In Respiratory Medicine, we diagnose and treat these conditions and collaborate with related specialties such as Thoracic Surgery and Radiation Oncology to provide the best possible treatment options. Additionally, we manage chronic lung diseases like allergic and non-allergic asthma, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as interstitial lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis, which can be associated with systemic diseases. We also address immune-mediated lung diseases, respiratory infections common in the elderly, occupational lung diseases, and respiratory disorders related to sleep apnea, such as obstructive sleep apnea.
Furthermore, we specialize in critical care medicine, particularly in the treatment of acute respiratory failure and respiratory distress syndrome, where patients may require intensive care and mechanical ventilation in the ICU.
Overall, Respiratory Medicine is a field that encompasses a wide range of respiratory disorders, and we strive to provide comprehensive and effective care for our patients.