Respiratory Medicine Centre

Respiratory Medicine Centre

About Us

Respiratory Medicine CentreThe centre provides comprehensive services to all patients with respiratory diseases and promotes prevention of these illnesses.

Our Services

Diagnostic Tests

Pulmonary Function Test
  • Spirometry
    This test is used to measure the extent of airway obstruction in order to provide guidance on the best treatment for patients with airway diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.
  • Full Lung Function Test
    This test measures the total lung capacity and the lung's ability to perform gaseous exchange. This is usually used in assessing the severity of restrictive lung diseases, such as fibrosing alveolitis or impaired lung function due to muscle weakness.

Bronchoscopy
This procedure is used to examine the breathing passages of the lung. This can either be a diagnostic procedure or therapeutic procedure. With collaboration of the Endoscopy Centre, we provide a full range of endoscopy services, including diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymphnodes with or without endobronchial ultrasound, thin scope and radial probe endobronchial ultrasound for peripheral lung lesions.

Bronchoscopy is indicated for:
  • Unexplained symptoms related to the chest, such as
       i. Persistent cough
       ii. Coughing up blood
       iii. Wheezing
       iv. Hoarseness of voice
       v. Shortness of breath
  • Persistent lung collapse
  • Abnormal radiological findings such as lung nodule or mass
  • Identification of early lung cancer and precancerous lesions
  • Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer
  • Removal of foreign body from within the airway
  • Delivery of endobronchial treatment (such as brachytherapy, cryotheropy, etc) to lung cancer patients

Management of Disorders of the Airway
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Bronchiectasis

Management of Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Lower respiratory tract infections

Management of Neoplastic and Related Diseases
  • Early detection of lung cancer by screening and early treatment

Lung Cancer Detection
In Hong Kong, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in past decades. The poor prognosis is largely due to late presentation and an inability to cure the late-stage lung cancer. With advanced technology, we are now able to detect lung cancer at earlier stages, thus leading to its cure. The centre offers tailor-made early lung cancer detection services for the high-risk population, such as:
  • Current smokers or people who have ever smoked
  • People with family history of lung cancer
  • People with history of head and neck cancer
  • People with history of lung cancer
  • People with silicosis
  • People with chronic obstructive lung disease
  • People with chronic lung disease

For the unfortunate sufferers of lung cancer, the centre brings in wide-ranging medical, surgical & oncology specialists to render expert care, including:
  • Cryotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Image-guided radiotherapy

Smoking Cessation Service
Smoking is the single most important risk factor for non-communicable diseases, and the risk of smoking-related diseases falls after smoking cessation. In 2005, the first five leading causes of mortality in Hong Kong were all related to smoking. Due to the physical dependence induced by nicotine addiction, however, it is not easy to quit smoking without specialist assistance. The centre offers tailor-made smoking cessation services, using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

Contact Us
For enquiries and appointments, please contact us at:
 
Respiratory Medicine Centre
Address:3/F, Li Shu Fan Block
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: 2835 8673
Fax:2892 7520
Email:respmc@hksh-hospital.com