The General Pulmonary Medicine Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi treats diseases of the respiratory system. Comprised of a multidisciplinary team, this program offers care from some of the leading pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, and specialized nurses in the Middle East. The Respiratory & Critical Care Institute makes use of advanced medical technology, including pulmonary function testing equipment, a sleep laboratory, the latest chest imaging technology, and allergy testing facilities.
The field of general pulmonary medicine supports diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of chest and respiratory problems. These include:
To diagnose these conditions, caregivers use the Respiratory & Critical Care Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art facilities to perform comprehensive testing. Once the condition is identified, the caregiver will discuss treatment options with the patient.
Diagnosis of pulmonary disorders requires a consultation with a pulmonologist, including a detailed analysis of the patient’s medical history as well as a physical examination. Depending on the symptoms, some tests may be necessary, including:
- Pulmonary function tests: A range of tests used to measure how well the patient is able to breathe in and out, and how efficiently the lungs provide oxygen to the blood.
- CT scan or x-ray: These tests provide detailed images of the lungs and inside of the chest.
- Blood tests: A blood sample will be taken and analyzed at our lab.
Based on the results of initial testing, additional tests may be ordered.
Treatment of Pulmonary Disorders
A treatment plan will be designed according to the individual patient’s symptoms and the diagnosis. Chest disorders are often caused by other diseases; in these cases, pulmonologists at the Respiratory & Critical Care Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi work closely with other specialists to provide comprehensive treatment.
General Pulmonary Medicine Program Caregivers
General Pulmonary Medicine services are provided by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team, with experience in treating chest and respiratory diseases. Caregivers include:
- Thoracic radiologists
- Thoracic surgeons
- Specialized nursing staff
- Respiratory therapists
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