Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of lung diseases.
What does a pulmonologist do?

What does a pulmonologist do?

A pulmonologist, or a specialist in lung diseases, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of various origins that can affect this organ.

The diseases that are most commonly treated by lung specialists are:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive airways disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia and bronchitis with various etiology (bacterial, viral, fungal)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Syndrome of sleep-disordered breathing

At the Melita Medical Center, you can take advantage of the advice of an experienced lung disease specialist, both in terms of functional and oncological ailments, as well as complications after COVID-19 infection (so-called post-COVID complications).

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When should you visit a pulmonologist?

You should make an appointment with a lung specialist if you experience one or more of the following conditions:

  • Shortness of breath, breathlessness
  • Wheezing or whirring during breathing
  • Very fast or slow breathing
  • Rapid fatigue during exertion, shortness of breath
  • Chronic, long-lasting wet or dry cough (not necessarily related to infection)
  • Hemoptysis

In our Medical Center, we have created a post-COVID clinic for you, which should be visited if you still experience one or more of the following symptoms after recovering from COVID-19:

  • Deterioration of respiratory function (shallow breathing, feeling of shortness of breath)
  • Increased fatigue (not related only to physical activity)
  • Prolonged cough
  • Chest pain
  • Sensation of palpitations
  • Prolonged fatigue, deterioration of muscle strength
  • Prolonged loss of sense of smell and taste
  • Impaired mental performance, concentration disorders, brain fog ("brain fog")
  • Poor sleep quality, waking up at night

Our specialist will help you determine further diagnostic procedures, order appropriate tests, indicate which other specialists should you visit (if necessary), and implement the appropriate form of treatment, if possible and necessary.

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When should you visit a pulmonologist?
How to prepare for the first visit?

How to prepare for the first visit?

Before you visit a lung disease specialist for the first time, it is a good idea to complete the full medical documentation on the problem that requires consultation and results of the current laboratory testing, if held by the patient.

If you have ever had screening tests (X-rays, tomography, MRI) performed, it is worth taking their results with you so that our specialist can refer to them.

Since the Melita Medical Center is a private facility, you can arrange a visit without having a referral to a pulmonologist.

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Price list

Lung disease specialist consultation
PLN 250
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