Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis

Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis

In our Chest Diseases (Lung Diseases) department, outpatient clinic and inpatient follow-up services are provided for the diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of lung and respiratory tract diseases. For this purpose, radiological and laboratory tests are used.

Examination, diagnosis and further examinations are made of patients who apply with many complaints such as cough, sputum, wheezing and shortness of breath. Physicians, who deal with asthma, allergic diseases, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases, respiratory disorders during sleep, and diseases that develop due to smoking addiction, create meticulous treatment planning with a multidisciplinary approach.

-PFT (Respiratory Function Test) to measure respiratory functions

-Allergy tests

-Inpatient treatment of patients requiring further examination

– Medical expert help and medical treatment planning experienced in smoking cessation

– Post-Covid control and follow-up are carried out with outpatient or inpatient follow-up of Covid patients.

Diagnosis and Treatment Areas

  • Sleeping disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bronchoscopy Unit
  • COPD
  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Pneumonia (Pneumonia)
  • Lung Suppression (Pneumothorax)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Smoking Cessation Methods and Related Diseases

Sleeping disorders

After the diagnosis of sleep apnea (snoring and breathlessness during sleep) syndrome, a treatment plan is created for patients with sleep disorders as a result of joint evaluations with neurology and psychiatry branches.

Sleep apnea

It means the cessation of breathing during sleep. Symptoms such as increased daytime sleepiness and snoring are common symptoms of sleep disorders. For a definitive diagnosis, the patient is evaluated overnight in the sleep laboratory. In the meantime, respiratory effort, sleep stages, airflow, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, arousal and oxygen saturation items are recorded. Thus, whether there is apnea, its frequency, if any, how long it lasts and the effect of apnea on general body functions are evaluated.


Bronchoscopy, which plays a major role in the early diagnosis and treatment planning of lung cancer, is used in the diagnosis of various lung diseases. By entering the patient through the mouth or nose with an optical device in the operating room conditions, the problems in the lung can be viewed directly with the videobronchoscopy method, and the diagnosis can be reached by taking a biopsy from the diseased tissue.

Mission Reports

Devices such as CPAP, BPAP, oxygen concentrator, home-type nebulizer are given to eligible patients by issuing a committee report. In chronic diseases such as asthma and COPD, drug reports are issued according to their suitability.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This disease, which reduces the quality of life of the individual and causes difficulty in breathing even during daily activities, is also a progressive chronic disease with cough and sputum.

Lung Cancer

It occurs as a result of uncontrolled and rapid proliferation of lung cells. In the treatment of the disease that causes bloody sputum, shortness of breath and chest pain complaints, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and surgical methods are applied together or sequentially.


Allergy has a natural connection with Asthma and Allergic Lung Diseases. As a result of the entry of any allergen that the immune system sees as a threat into the body, narrowing of the respiratory tract, increased mucus production, coughing and wheezing appear.


Allergy is the hypersensitivity of the body’s immune system to any substance. Various substances that are not normally harmful to the human body can cause hypersensitivity reactions in allergic people. Allergic diseases are more common in developed countries. Increasing air pollution, humid climate, stress and various additives in food increase the incidence of allergies. Common types of allergies such as house dust mites, tree and grass pollen, mold fungi, pet dander and various foodstuffs can be detected by prick skin tests and blood analysis. In our department, if prick skin tests are positive, seasonal or year-round allergy vaccination treatment (immunotherapy) is applied to patients with Allergic Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever).

Chronic Cough

These are coughs that last longer than 3 weeks, reduce sleep quality, cause fatigue and reduce the quality of life of the person. It is important that the cause of chronic coughs, which can often be a symptom of a more serious disease, is determined and the treatment is carried out without delay.

Pneumonia (Pneumonia)

It can be defined as the development of infection in the lungs due to bacteria, virus or fungus. The resulting infection fills the air-filled sacs called alveoli, and thus difficulty in breathing begins. Pneumonia, which manifests itself with fever, cough, sweating, chest pain, chills and even shortness of breath, should be treated without delay.

Lung Suppression (Pneumothorax)

It can occur as a result of another illness or during medical intervention. In some cases, it is observed that it occurs for no reason. It is important to treat the disease, which shows symptoms of chest pain, cough and shortness of breath, immediately.

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism, blood clot that occurs in different parts of the body and can reach the lungs via blood, can also block other vessels, especially the pulmonary artery. It shows symptoms of chest pain, sweating, palpitations, bloody sputum and shortness of breath.


It is a systemic disease caused by the abnormal functioning of the immune system, affecting the heart, liver, spleen, brain, eye, lymph nodes and especially the lungs. The exact cause of this non-communicable disease is unknown. For the diagnosis of the disease, blood and urine analyzes, chest X-ray and lung tomography are required.


It is the state of filling the space between the lung membranes with more fluid than it should be for various reasons. Pleurisy should be considered as a different disease symptom rather than a disease in itself. Diseases such as tuberculosis, lung cancer, pleural cancer, lung abscess and pneumonia can cause fluid accumulation.

Smoking Cessation Methods and Related Diseases

The most serious side effects of smoking on human health are the serious consequences in the chest area. For this reason, in our Chest Diseases department, the treatment of diseases caused by smoking is carried out meticulously. On the other hand, smoking cessation methods are explained for individuals with smoking addiction and if the person accepts, the process for treatment is started.