Pneumology is the medical discipline that studies diseases affecting the respiratory system. Our Pulmonology and Respiratory Therapy Unit aims to provide comprehensive care to individuals with respiratory diseases or at risk of pulmonary illness. It consists of a multidisciplinary team that addresses areas of diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Our services in Pneumology

Pulmonary Laboratory

  • Spirometry and flow-volume curve.
  • Measurement of lung volumes by plethysmography.
  • Measurement of airway resistance and maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures.
  • 6-minute walk test and exercise bronchial provocation tests.

Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

  • Bronchial and bronchoalveolar lavage (cytology, flow cytometry, microbiology, and molecular biology).
  • Bronchial brushing.
  • Bronchial and transbronchial biopsies.
  • Transtracheal, transcarinal, and transbronchial aspiration.

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

  • Removal of foreign bodies from the airway.
  • Management of bronchial and tracheal stenosis with pneumatic dilatation.
  • Placement of self-expanding or silicone stents.
  • Resection or reduction of expansile lesions in the airway with Argon Plasma.
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Patient and family education.
  • Physical conditioning.
  • Muscular training of lower and upper extremities and respiratory muscles.
  • Psychosocial support, nutritional support, and occupational therapy.

Other Procedures:

  • Bronchoscopy with lavage, brushing, and/or biopsy.
  • Bronchoscopy with stent placement.
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy.
  • Fulguration of lesions during bronchoscopy.
  • Transbronchial bronchoscopy.
  • Airway dilation.
Our professionals in Pneumology

Clara Patricia García Calderón

M.D. Pulmonologist

Julio Cesar Forero Forero

M.D. Pulmonologist

When to check Pneumology?

Consultation with a pulmonologist is recommended in various situations related to the respiratory system. If you experience any of these situations, consult with one of our professionals:

  • Persistent respiratory problems: If you experience symptoms such as persistent cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or chest pain.
  • Asthma: If you have asthma symptoms, such as recurrent episodes of difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing, a pulmonologist can work with you to develop an appropriate management and treatment plan.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): If you smoke or have a history of exposure to lung irritants and experience difficulty breathing, chronic cough, and sputum production, a pulmonologist can diagnose and manage your condition.
  • Recurrent respiratory infections: If you experience frequent respiratory infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
  • Sleep apnea: If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, such as loud snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Chronic cough or coughing up blood: Persistent cough or the presence of blood when coughing may be signs of underlying lung conditions that require evaluation by a pulmonologist.
Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive approach to health aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient, offering holistic and personalized care throughout their stay through the following support services:

Diagnostic Assistance
We conduct complementary studies to the clinical evaluation of the patient to confirm a diagnosis and take therapeutic actions.

Clinical Psychology
We provide psychological support to patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their condition.

We process various samples, including blood, substances, or tissues, to detect anomalies, ensuring a more accurate diagnosis with the results.

We ensure successful pharmacological therapy with quality care and attention to patients while minimizing risks.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788.

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For more information or general inquiries, please call (604) 445 90 00.