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The field of pulmonology treats respiratory conditions affecting the respiratory system, including airways, lungs, pleura (the “skin” of the lung and chest wall). Respiratory Allergy, Asthma, Chronic Cough and Bronchitis, Lung Fibrosis, are just a few examples of the lung conditions that pulmonologists treat.

Our Pulmonology Department

At Medcare Pulmonology Department in Al Safa Hospital Dubai, both simple and complex disorders affecting your lungs and breathing are addressed. Regardless of what the matter is, whether you require a diagnosis, medical care, or respiratory endoscopy (bronchoscopy), you will discover the greatest pulmonary doctors, facilities, and care here.

Medcare offers top-notch pulmonary treatments. Our pulmonary Consultants & Specialists perform required investigations and procedures with the patient’s best interests as their first priority. Our Pulmonology Department is fortified with the most technologically advanced medical equipment for greater accuracy and efficiency in diagnosis and treatment.

When to Consult a Pulmonologist
A pulmonologist is the kind of specialist you might need to see if you have cough, breathing difficulties, a respiratory infection, or a chronic illness, such as asthma, COPD or Lung Fibrosis. While a general care physician can help you manage minor diseases, like a cold or a short term cough, when you have serious or persistent breathing concerns, you will need to be treated by a pulmonologist.

You should see a pulmonologist for a more thorough diagnosis, management, or treatment if the breathing difficulty lasts more than 3–4 weeks despite the primary care doctor's treatment. The requirement for advanced care is indicated by a number of clinical symptoms. It may be wise to consult a pulmonologist right away if you or a loved one exhibits any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Breathing problems, especially after exercise or physical exertion
  • Breathlessness or shortness of breath when not exerting oneself or when at rest
  • Chest pain with no apparent cardiac cause
  • Chest tightness or constriction
  • Cough which is persistent despite initial therapy
  • Coughing up blood or colored mucous 
  • Sleeping breathing problems, including snoring or wheezing
  • High fever and chest discomfort/breathlessness
  • Abnormal findings on x ray imaging of the lungs including lung nodules
  • Want to quit smoking or smoking with health-related issues
  • Health condition associated with lung diseases, i.e. rheumatology connective tissue diseases
  • Exposed to tuberculosis or requiring screening for tuberculosis

Specialized Services Offered by Our Pulmonology Department

A pulmonologist may need to make or confirm your diagnosis before treating you. This could entail diagnostic techniques and testing, including:

  • Basic pulmonary function test - Spirometry
  • Measurement of airways inflammation (Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide, FENO)
  • Advance pulmonary function tests including Lung Volumes, Pulmonary Diffusion Capacity and 6 Minutes Walking Test (6MWT)
  • Respiratory and food allergy tests (skin prick tests)
  • Blood tests
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan of the chest with high resolution technique (HRCT)
  • CT scan of pulmonary arteries (CTPA)
  • Sleep study (at home or in hospital
  • Bronchoscopy (endoscopic view of the airways with sampling of airways (wash, brush, biopsy), or lungs (transbronchial biopsy, TBB) and/or lymphnodes tissues (transbronchial needle aspiration, TBNA)

Our Pulmonologists in Dubai

Medcare’s pulmonologists in Dubai are committed to your care and well-being.

Our pulmonary doctors are highly proficient in their diagnosis and meticulous in their treatment plans. They also have substantial, ongoing training in their profession. Our doctors are committed to contributing to the area of pulmonary and engaging in clinical research while consistently using the most cutting-edge, evidence-based practices in all of their interactions and practices.

Procedures and Treatments under Pulmonology Care

The conditions of the lung or respiratory system that pulmonologists are typically called upon to manage and treat include the following:

  • Asthma & Respiratory Allergies
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases 
  • COPD) &Emphysema
  • Acute and Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fungal infection of the airways and lung
  • Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Diseases of the pleura (the skin of the lung and chest wall)
  • Pneumothorax (air leak between lung and chest wall)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Tuberculosis

It is without a doubt that serious or persistent breathing and lung conditions require the assistance of a pulmonologist.

Why Choose Pulmonology Care at Medcare?

Chronic, long-lasting, or worsened by other illnesses, lung diseases need to be attended to and cared for by a stellar team of pulmonologists practicing at the most avant-garde hospitals in Dubai, Medcare.

The nature of lung diseases requires integrated and comprehensive care from a team of Sspecialists & Consultants who can provide diagnosis, a thoughtful treatment plan, necessary interventional treatments, long-term maintenance, and follow-up. Pulmonologists must therefore collaborate with a variety of specialists, including cardiologists, rheumatologist, gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, radiologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, rehabilitation therapists, and critical care specialists. In addition to outpatient settings, pulmonologists must be accessible in hospital wards, endoscopy suites and intensive care units.

 At Medcare Hospital in Dubai, we have teams of highly skilled physicians who provide interdisciplinary, all-encompassing care for a variety of lung and respiratory disorders, including critical care and rehabilitative care for long-term conditions. Our comprehensive patient care and interdisciplinary approach to treating pulmonary disease are on par with the greatest medical care available

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Last update date: 21-03-2023

Dr. Fabrizio Facchini is a Consultant in the Department of Pulmonology at Medcare Hospital, Al Safa. After completing his basic medical education he obtained an MD from the University of Ferrara in Italy.

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