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The Department of Pulmonology and Allergy deals with the diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses related to organs such as the bronchus, lung (parenchyma, pulmonary vessels) and the pleura, and allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria and bronchial asthma. Also, the Department of Pulmonology and Allergy is giving its efforts to improve the lives of patients through thorough patient education. We are applying the most effective treatment based on the cause of symptoms that can occur in the respiratory system such as cough, dyspnea, chest pain and hemoptysis identified using diagnostic approaches such as pulmonary function test, allergy test, radiological imaging and bronchial endoscopy

The department, includes specialists in the fields of pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and allergic disorders of the lung. In addition to providing care for your illness, these doctors also participate in the teaching and training of new physicians, and conduct research in all types of lung disease and problems. These physicians attend national and international meetings to present and review the latest findings in the care of patients with lung disease. In addition to our mission to provide world class patient care for a broad range of common and rare lung conditions, our doctors are committed also committed to education and research in lung disease

The Centret has outpatient, inpatient facilities backed by the Intensive Medical Care Units and excellent Operation Theatre facilities for Thoracic Surgery. Acute, and severely ill patients are managed in the high-tech ICU by expert healthcare professionals. The Centre is well backed up by excellent Radiology, Laboratory Services, Microbiology, and Physiotherapy departments


What Is Spirometry?

Spirometry measures both how much and how fast air moves through your lungs. It's is much more reliable than peak flows and spirometers are required to meet certain standards from the American Thoracic Society. Depending on which specific tests are ordered, spirometry may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.

—Allergy- Asthma

A cough and asthma are two different things. Yet people with asthma usually have difficulty breathing and often cough a lot. If you or your child is taking cough medicine regularly to suppress a cough, then the real problem could be something else. In fact, a persistent cough could be a sign of asthma. Even if you or your loved one is diagnosed with asthma, it is not the end of the world, because it can be controlled and you can live a normal, active life as millions of people who have asthma do.

What happens when you have allergy?

Our body has a defence system to fight disease and protect itself. This defence system is called the immune system. When harmful things such as germs (example: bacteria or viruses) enter your body, the immune system recognises them as enemy and attacks.

But sometimes your immune system gets confused about what is the enemy and what is not. It reacts to harmless things like dust, the hair of animals, the pollen from plants and trees and sometimes even certain food items.

Allergy can affect various parts of the body such as the skin, eyes and nose.



What is it?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that passes a soft flexible, fiberoptic tube (bronchoscope) through your mouth into your throat, and down into your larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe). It is used to examine your bronchial air tubes. Biopsies may be taken.

Mediastinoscopy is a procedure to biopsy lymph nodes (glands) in the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the area in your chest between your lungs.


A sample of the lymph nodes is needed to either make a diagnosis or to help determine if a tumor has spread (metastasized) to the lymph nodes.


The procedure is a day surgery procedure. You will come in and go home on the same day.




Thoracoscopy is a medical procedure involving internal examination, biopsy, and/or resection of disease or masses within the pleural cavity and thoracic cavity. Thoracoscopy may be performed either under general anaesthesia or under sedation with local anaesthetic.


—Respiratory medicine

Respiratory Medicine deals with all diseases related to the lungs Sentini represented hospitals have a dedicated respiratory medicine department with a team of highly qualified doctors trained in treating complicated cases. The Broncoscopy procedure is done by Respiratory Physicians and use it for Bronchial wash, BroncoAlveolar Lavage (BAL), Bronchial Biopsy, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy (TBLB), Bronchial Brush Cytology under local, general anesthesia or under conscious sedation. Flexible Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy (FFB) & Rigid Bronchocopy is performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Bronchoscopic stenting and Video bronchoscopy are also performed with complicated procedures like insertion of Brachytherapy Catheters.