Top-Rated Hospital for Lung Cancer Treatment Designated by the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service
The Department of Pulmonology/Allergy in Internal Medicine offers diagnosis and treatment to treat a variety of diseases in bronchus, lung and pleura (membrane enveloping the lungs), and allergic diseases.
It has the bronchial endoscope room, the pulmonary function test room, the allergy test room and other specialized exam units to provide bronchial endoscope, pulmonary function test, Bronchodilator reversibility test, bronchial challenge test and allergy skin test to care for the abovementioned conditions, as well as immunotherapy.
Furthermore, the staff provide patient education programs under various topics including the information on various disease, smoking cessation, early medical checkup for lung cancer and inhaler therapy.
||Interstitial lung disease
|Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
||Pleura and Mediastinal Disease
For patients suspected to have airway diseases such as asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Patient can receive pulmonary function tests on the same day they visit the clinic, depending on their conditions. For those prescribed with inhalation bronchodilator, expert physicians or pharmacists provide education on how to use it. Additionally, the attending physician keeps checking on patients to make sure that they continuously use bronchodilator medications in a proper way.
For patients who visit the clinic due to contagious diseases
Patients with pneumonia or tuberculosis will first receive a sputum culture test and go through other examinations such as computed tomographic scanning (CT scanning) or bronchus endoscope, if necessary, for the purpose of accurate diagnosis that becomes an important starting point for proper treatment.
For patients who visit the clinic due to allergic symptoms
The medical staff make efforts to discover allergens by using various methods like blood test, skin allergy test and oral provocation test on the basis of symptoms and medical history of individual patients, and are establishing a treatment and prevention system suitable for each causes of allergy symptoms.
For patients who visit the clinic due to respiratory failure or acute dyspnoea
Patients who need intensive care can receive more specialized and systematic treatment from faculty members in charge of ICU. Moreover, the treatment unit is fully equipped for advanced care for patients, including mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
For patients diagnosed with abnormal lymph nodes or lung cancer
The top priority of the physicians is to ensure that patients can receive right treatment as quickly as possible by mobilizing all available options such as biopsy using lung needle biopsy or bronchus endoscope, and computed tomographic scanning (CT scanning), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine test and so forth. The team is committed to finding the most proper and effective treatment method for individual patients by setting up the multidisciplinary consultation system with the Departments of Oncology, Chest Surgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology and Pathology.