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Pulmonary Medicine

Besides the diagnosis and treatment for pulmonary diseases, allergy tests  and consultancy services  for smoking cessation are also provided in this department.

In our Pulmonary Medicine Clinic, all procedures related to the diagnosis of the above mentioned diseases can be done with a specialized physician team.

Services provided in this department:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of asthma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of COPD (Chronic Bronchitis, emphysema)
  • Investigation of the causes of chronic cough
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of allergic pulmonary diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and other sleep disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lung emboli
  • Diseases related to smoking and methods for smoking cessation

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy plays a major role especially in the early diagnosis and treatment planning of lung cancer and it can be used in the diagnosis of several pulmonary diseases. By means of videobronchoscopy method, an optic devices is inserted through the mouth or nose under operation room conditions, so the problems in the lung can be imaged and biopsy samples can be taken from the tissue for diagnosis.

Respiratory Function Tests and Respitatory Function Tests with Medication

This method is especially performed in diseases like asthma and COPD (chronic bronchitis, emphysema) to plan the treatment by determining the respiration capacity of the lungs.

Allergy Tests and Allergy Vaccines

Allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system to any substance. Many substances which are normally not harmfull for the human body can lead to hypersensitivity reactions in allergic people. Allergic diseases are more common in developed countries and the increase in air pollution, damp climate, stress and several food additivites increase the frequency of allergy. Allergies to house dust mites, tree and grass pollens, fungus, pet hairs and some food substances that are common types of allergies can be detected with allergic (prick) skin tests and blood analysis. In Allergic Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis patients when a positive result is detected in prick skin test, our department offers seasonal or perennial allergy vaccination treatment (immunotherapy).

Polysomnography

The sleep apnea syndrome should be considered for individuals with complaints of snoring, respiratory arrest and retardation while sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness. This important health problem is diagnosed with sleep test. Our hospital provides sleep test.

Smoking Cessation

For our smoking patients, we provide information service to inform them about the diseases that smoking leads to and consultancy service for smoking cessation methods within a programme.

  • Associate. Prof. Dr. Özgür Karacan

    Pulmonary Medicine

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