Services- Equipment

In our practice we can thoroughly investigate and treat any pulmonary disease such as:

  • Adult and pediatric asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Smoking Dependence (Smoking Cessation Clinic)
  • Sleep apnea syndrome
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Cancer (bronchoscopy can be performed by the doctor in private clinic)
  • Pleural Diseases

The surgery is equipped with a high-end spirometer that can perform a complete series of pulmonary function tests such as:

  • Lung Volumes (Nitrogen Washout, RV, TLC)
  • Diffusing Lung Capacity (DLCOsb, DLCOib, Membrane Diffusion)
  • Respiratory Mechanics (MIP/MEP, PO.1
  • Simple spirometry
  • measurement of airway resistance (Rocc)
  • Closing Volume

The surgery is also equipped with:

  • A blood gas and electrolytes analyzer (i-Stat) for arterial oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, potassium, sodium measurements.
  • Overnight oxymetry for sleep apnea screening in adults and children
  • 6 minute walk testing useful to identify exercise tolerance in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure
  • Allergen Skin Prick Tests, the most reliable method for medical diagnosis of allergies
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) analyzer for the estimation of your dependence to cigarette and, mainly, of the continuous danger of smoking to your body.
  • Nebulizer and portable oxygen for treatment of emergencies.
  • Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST-Mantoux)