Chest Diseases

Knowing that breathing is a gift, Liv Hospital offers solutions for breathing difficulties and snoring problems in addition to thoracic diseases treatment.
At Liv Hospital Thoracic Diseases Department, various chest diseases and lung cancer diagnosis and treatment are provided, as well as allergy tests and counseling on ways to quit smoking. The department also offers alternative therapies for sleep problems due to chest diseases, difficulty breathing during sleep and snoring.


Respiratory Function Laboratory

Spirometric tests, reversibility test, flow volume curve, diffusion capacity, exercise test and maximum oxygen consumption, NO measurement, arterial blood gas measurement can be performed in the respiratory function laboratory. Comprehensive allergy skin tests are at your disposal.

Bronchoscopy Laboratory

At the bronchoscopy laboratory rigid bronchoscopy, fiberoptic bronchoscopy (with the most advanced video bronchoscopy devices) and EBUS can be used to diagnose many lung diseases, especially lung cancer, while argon plasma coagulation (APC), electrocoagulation and cryotherapy are used for treatment and endobronchial stents can be placed.
At the sleep laboratory in our department, many sleep diseases are diagnosed and treated, especially snoring. When necessary, the decision of surgical treatment is made by our otorhinolaryngologists with a multidisciplinary approach.

Smoking is the most important risk factor for the development of many diseases including coronary heart diseases, hypertension, vascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases and various other cancers, especially lung cancer and COPD. In our Smoking Cessation Support Unit, you will feel that you are not alone when you quit smoking. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation can be performed with CPAP and BIPAP devices providing respiratory support to the patients in intensive care or ward.

Some of the Diseases Diagnosed and Treated in Our Department

  • Allergic pulmonary diseases
  • Obstructive pulmonary diseases (restaletive lung diseases)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pleural effusion
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Pulmonary vasculated diseases

Lung cancer

One of the greatest areas of interest of the Department of Thoracic Diseases is lung cancer. Interventional bronchoscopy is used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Liv Hospital. At the hospital, the treatment of a patient diagnosed with lung cancer is not performed by a single physician; The Tumor Council consisting of different medical units makes the decisions. According to the decision of this council, surgical intervention or chemotherapy and radiotherapy are administered to the patient.

Allergy Tests

Allergy tests at the Liv Hospital Thoracic Diseases Department are used to detect substances that are allergic to patients and provide information on ways of prevention. Physicians see whether COPD affects lung capacity through respiratory tests, and can counsel their patients on how to quit smoking as necessary.

Sleep Laboratory

The best way to start a new day full of energy is through a healthy sleep. For a better life, a more productive work life and happiness, every person must have a healthy sleep.
Liv Hospital has established a special laboratory for sleep, which has such an important place in our lives, and diagnoses and treats people with sleep problems. Before treatment at the Sleep Laboratory, physicians investigate the causes of the patient's sleep problem, and begin pressurized oxygen therapy if the problem is caused by thoracic diseases. Sleep problems may not only be caused by chest diseases. This problem can sometimes be of interest to Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology and Psychiatry. In such cases, the Sleep Laboratory directs the patients to the relevant departments with a multidisciplinary approach and ensures the completion of the treatment.

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