The Division of Respiratory Medicine is one of the subspecialised units within the Department of Medicine and provides clinical services, training and research in respiratory medicine.
Service provision is performed at both secondary and tertiary levels. Some of the respiratory diseases are managed at the multi-disciplinary level at our division. We have a close working relationship with our radiologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, microbiologists and other specialists in various disciplines of medicine/surgery. Services provided are listed as follows:
The diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy is performed in the endoscopy unit. This is located at 6th floor, South Tower ("Menara Selatan") of the hospital. The endoscopic suites are shared with other disciplines of medicine, e.g. Gastroenterology Division of Internal Medicine and the Surgery Department. Various endoscopic procedures, with or without fluoroscopy imaging, are performed in this unit.
Respiratory Ward (12U)
We have been allocated 43 beds in ward 12U at UMMC for patients who need inpatient respiratory care.
Day-care unit (12U)
A day-care unit for the administration of chemotherapy and review of patients undergoing such therapy is attached to the ward (12U).
CLINIC/ PATIENT CONSULTATION
1st floor, general medical clinic, UMMC
Chest clinic 1:
Every Monday (9.00am to 1.00pm),
Chest clinic 2
Every Wednesday (9.00am to 1.00pm),
Every Friday (2.15pm to 4.30pm)
As one of the premier academic respiratory units in Malaysia, we have been actively involved in original research in various respiratory disorders. Additionally, we have participated widely in international multi-centre trials with a reputable recruitment.