Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine is a branch of specialisation that deals with diseases of the respiratory system such as asthma, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea and even infections and tumors.

Gleneagles Hospitals boasts a department dedicated to pulmonary and respiratory mediation and is fully equipped to help our patients recover for various types of breathing problems from acute to chronic.

Types of Conditions Treated

- Bronchial asthma

- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)

- Pneumonias (infections)

- Interstitial lung disease

- Occupation related respiratory diseases

- Sleep apnoea syndrome

- Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer

- Pulmonary embolism

- Chronic cough

- Bronchiectasis

- Haemoptysis (coughing blood)

Diagnostic Tools Used

- Chest radiograph

- CT scan of chest (64 slice CT scanner)

- Pulmonary function test - spirometry

- Polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep related breathing disorders

- Chest ultrasound

Procedures

- Tube thoracostomy for pleural effusion and pneumothorax

- Needle thoracentesis for pleural effusion

- Ultrasound guided needle thoracentesis/tube thoracostomy

- Pleural biopsy

- Bronchoscopy: the department is equipped with a broncho videoscope for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies (foreign body removal)

- Testing for allergies

Our Specialists

Dr. Arfian Ibrahim
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu
Dr. P. Srinivas
Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
General Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Ong Choo Khoon
Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
General Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Siti Kamariah binti Othman
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
Dr. Lim Kim Hatt
Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dato' Dr. Chan Kwai Weng
Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. B. Chantariga Benbamnan
Specialty
General Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

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EMERGENCY CONTACT
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu
Ambulance / Emergency
+6088 518 911
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Ambulance / Emergency
+603 4141 3018
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
Ambulance / Emergency
+607 560 1111
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
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+604 222 9199