Pneumology is the medical specialty that studies the respiratory system, especially the lower airways (trachea and bronchi), lungs and pleura (tissue that covers the lungs). In addition to these regions, pulmonologists also assess the mediastinum (the area of the body that lies between the lungs).
"Patients should see a pulmonologist whenever symptoms such as wheezing or wheezing (sound like a whistle) in the chest are noticed, in addition to excessive tiredness or shortness of breath. Those who usually snore a lot or have a longer cough should also seek help from the doctor", says Alexandre Kawassaki, pulmonologist at Hospital 9 de Julho. According to him, smokers - especially those over 40 - and patients with chronic respiratory disease should also seek assistance from a specialist.
The Hospital 9 de Julho has a highly specialized team of pulmonologists prepared to treat patients with the most diverse pathologies, including bronchitis, emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia, tuberculosis, sleep apnea and smoking, among others. The hospital also offers infrastructure and advanced technological resources for treatments, surgeries and diagnosis.