Respiratory Medicine | Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu

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.


- 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

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

Our Specialists

Dr. Arfian Ibrahim
Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu

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