At Lung Center (respiratory-allergy medicine), it diagnoses and treats diseases of the upper respiratory tract, bronchi and lungs and the pleura surrounding the lungs, which are responsible for our body's breathing. Main symptoms include coughing, sputum, runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, eye/nose/ear/palate/throat area, sore throat, shortness of breath, wheezing (severe squeak from chest), chest pain and chest discomfort. In general, there are infectious diseases such as cold, pneumonia, and tuberculosis, chronic respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic bronchitis, and various malignant or benign tumor diseases including lung cancer. In addition to these respiratory diseases, we deal with allergic diseases such as hives, food allergies, drug allergies and insect poison allergies.
- Lung Cancer
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Asthma and Allergy
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Critical Care Medicine
Lung Cancer specialist provides active treatment based on abundant treatment experience and multi-disciplinary treatment method. Lung Cancer clinic is fully committed to reward patients and their families with a happy life through early detection of lung cancer, rapid diagnosis and personalized treatment.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an abnormal chronic inflammatory disease of the lung caused by inhalation of harmful particles (tobacco) or gas, and is a typical lung disease that causes respiratory distress. Chronic inflammation is a disease characterized by altering the structure of the small airways, causing obstruction and deteriorating lung function by destruction of the parenchymal tissue. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a disease that needs to be managed steadily because it has many complications such as hypertension and diabetes. This clinic provides personalized treatment with accurate diagnosis and evaluation of comorbidities including lung cancer and heart disease. Authorized professional professors in Korea will participate in basic and clinical research in this field.
In the asthma allergy clinic, two specialized professors, both domestically and internationally recognized, are in charge of treatment for asthma, chronic cough and allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, hives, food allergies, drug allergies, insect poison allergies, and acute allergic shock). In particular, Gachon University Gil Medical Center has developed and researched lympho-immunotherapy that can overcome the shortcomings of existing immunotherapy that requires long-term treatment, and was even recognized internationally.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is very important because people with tuberculosis can transmit TB bacteria to others. In Korea, if the cough persists for more than two weeks without any specific cause, it is better to suspect the possibility of tuberculosis and seek medical attention. The respiratory allergist in the lung participates in the national tuberculosis management project and a dedicated tuberculosis nurse assists the treatment of patients for the best treatment as well as the best treatment effect.
Pneumonia is an acute lung inflammatory disease caused by various infectious causes such as bacteria or viruses. When pneumonia occurs, symptoms such as high fever, cough, chest pain, and sputum usually appear within 7-14 days, and can be diagnosed by imaging and sputum tests such as chest X-ray or chest CT scan. Precaution should be taken when immunity is compromised severely due to old age or pre-existing medical condition, requiring hospitalization. If you have acute respiratory symptoms with fever, it is encouraged to seek medical attention. Prevention methods for pneumonia include pneumococcal vaccine and influenza vaccine.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a group of various diseases in which fibrosis of the lungs progresses. In general, it is a disease with very high severity, but the severity, progress and prognosis of symptoms may vary depending on each disease. There are various diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and recently, there are diseases caused by harmful chemicals (eg, humidifier lung disease). If you visit the pulmonary fibrosis clinic, you can receive professional consultation and medical treatment from a renowned specialist.
CCM is a specialized medical field that treats acute respiratory distress syndrome and other diseases requiring intensive treatment in the intensive care unit. In order to improve the quality of medical care and improve the satisfaction of patients and caregivers, Gachon University Gil Medical Center is performing critical care intensively by ICU specialists and dedicated physicians.