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What is respiratory medicine and what are respiratory conditions?

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Respiratory medicine is a specialty that treats medical conditions related to our airways and lungs. Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre’s experienced respiratory physicians are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the lungs, nose, throat and other parts of the respiratory tract and diaphragm. They attend to patients with conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.

A respiratory physician is a specialist who often treats patients with chronic respiratory conditions. The specialist therefore has a significant role to play in the long-term management of the treatment and care of patients.

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When do you need to see a respiratory physician?

The following symptoms are some common signs that you may need to consult a respiratory physician:

  • Breathing problems
  • Persistent coughing or wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained chest pain

Through careful assessment and diagnosis, your respiratory physician will decide on the best plan of action to effectively treat your condition, and accompany you through each stage of your clinical care, rehabilitation, and recovery.

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Why you should consider our respiratory physicians in Singapore

Our experienced respiratory physicians at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre diagnose and treat a significant variety of lung and respiratory tract conditions and diseases. With years of expertise and experience in local and international practice, our respiratory physicians at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre are equipped to expertly diagnose and treat your respiratory conditions.

As specialists in respiratory medicine, they are committed to minimising your pain and discomfort and reducing your recovery time. You, or your loved ones, will benefit from our specialists’ professional commitment to maximising the quality of life of our patients.

Major Areas of Specialisation

Below are some of the conditions that our respiratory physicians treat at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. Their intervention in your treatment and care in Singapore will be personalised to your condition.

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Airway Disorders
  • Benign Tumours
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
    • Flexible bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
    • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Chest Wall Disorders
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Non-invasive Ventilation
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Critical Care
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Body Cooling Unit to treat Heat Related Disorders
  • Drugs and Inhalational Injuries
  • DPLD related to Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Flexible pleuroscopy
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease, including Complex and Rare Lung Conditions
  • Interventional Pulmonology
    • Rigid bronchoscopy
    • Airway interventions
    • Airway stenting
    • Brachytherapy
    • Photodynamic therapy
    • Whole lung lavage
  • Lung function testing
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplantation
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Multiorgan Failure
  • Neuromuscular Weakness
  • Occupational lung disorders
  • Parapneumonic Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pleural diseases
    • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary infections
    • Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Restrictive Lung Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Severe Sepsis
  • Tuberculous Effusion
  • Smoking cessation
  • Ultrasound-guided pleurocentesis

Did you know?

The human body has two lungs: the left lung and the right lung. They are protected by the rib cage. The total length of the airways that run through the two lungs is approximately 2400 kilometres.