Chest Diseases

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Chest Diseases

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Following disorders are diagnosed, followed up and treated as well as pulmonary functions are preoperatively tested in chest diseases department: lung cancer, pulmonary nodule, pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchiectasia, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, pulmonary involvement of systemic diseases (pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis), respiratory disorders in sleep and allergic conditions.

Patients with suspected lung cancer are assessed by a council consisting of thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, nuclear medicine specialist and radiologist along with the pulmonologist in order to plan treatment and follow-up.

The examinations performed in the Chest Diseases department are as follows:

• Respiratory Function Tests (Reversibility tests, Bronchial provocation tests, Helium diffusion test, PEF monitoring)

• Bronchoscopy

• Arterial blood gas analysis

• Sleep tests (Somnolence surveys, Whole night polysomnography, PAP titration)

• Respiratory rehabilitation

• Patient training- chronic diseases and utilization of devices

• Smoking cessation unit

• Allergy unit (skin prick tests, drug tests, food intolerance tests, drug desensitization, vaccination therapy, protection methods)

• EBUS method has a critical role in early diagnosis of lung diseases and selection of treatment method. EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasonograpyhy) is at your service in Güven Hospital!


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