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Chest Diseases and Allergy

Our Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy Department deals with diseases of respiratory system and allergic conditions.

Following services are available in the department:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of asthma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of COPD (Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema)
  • Investigating etiology of chronic cough
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Lung Cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of allergic lung diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism
  • Diseases secondary to smoking and smoking cessation methods 


Procedures Carried Out In Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy Department

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy plays an essential role especially in early diagnosis of and planning treatment for lung cancer and it is used in diagnosis of various lung diseases. An optic device is inserted into mouth or nose in operating room and problems in lungs are directly viewed with videobronchoscopy method and the diagnosis can be established by biopsying the diseased tissue.

Pulmonary Function Tests and Reversibility Pulmonary Function Tests

Respiration capacity of lungs is determined to diagnose and plan treatment for certain diseases, such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema).

Allergy Tests and Allergy Vaccines

Allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system against any substance. Various substances that do not harm human body in normal circumstances may cause hypersensitivity reactions in people with an allergic condition. Allergic diseases are common in developed countries, and polluted air, humid climate, stress and various food additives increase prevalence of allergic conditions. Common types of allergy, such as house dust mites, tree and grass pollens, fungi, pets and various foods can be detected with allergic (prick) skin tests and blood analyzes. If prick skin test is positive in a patient with allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy is performed in seasonal intervals or continued throughout the year.

Smoking Cessation

Smokers are informed about diseases that are caused by smoking and counseling services are offered for cessation methods that are standardized in a program.

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