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Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art patient care of the highest quality and compassion

Overview

The Pulmonary Department at Mount Lebanon Hospital offers complete evaluation and treatment of all general disorders of the respiratory system.

Conditions may include (but not limited to): Shortness of breath, Chronic Cough, Chest Pain, Hemoptysis (Coughing of blood), Pneumonia and other infections, Asthma, COPD and Emphysema, Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Emboli, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Lung Cancer and Sleep Disorders.

A full range of Services are available including

  • The recently acquired Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) adds an ultrasound transducer to the distal end of the bronchoscope which allows the close positioning of the transducer to the region of interest which offers the best approach for the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal and parenchymal lung lesions and cancer. The EBUS guides Trans-Bronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA) anywhere in the bronchial tree, lungs, and the mediastinal, subcarinal or parabronchial lymph nodes. It is a gold standard technique that improves diagnosis, and TNM staging of central and hilar tumors, as well as solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL), Endobronchial Brush Cytology and Biopsies
  • Sleep Studies

Interventional Procedures, such as CT Guided lung biopsies, are coordinated with the Radiology Department.When thoracic surgery is recommended, we work in collaboration with thoracic surgeons to provide the best care available for our patients.

We provide comprehensive Lung Cancer diagnosis and treatment options. Lung Cancer treatment is based on the type and stage of the tumor, and the patient’s general medical condition.
Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of these treatments.

Team work with Medical Oncologists, Radio Oncologists and Thoracic Surgeons is our policy to select the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

Respiratory Therapists (Inhalation Team) are important members of the health care team in the Pulmonary Department. They work under the supervision of physicians, providing the best outcome for
the patient.

Duties Include

  • Drawing Arterial Blood Gases and Administering Oxygen Therapy
  • Teaching patients how to inhale the aerosols properly
  • Inserting Endotracheal Tube
  • Managing Invasive and Non Invasive Ventilation
  • Responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care

Continuous Medical Education

Mount Lebanon Hospital is affiliated with the Lebanese University Faculty of Medicine. Interns and Residents in Internal Medicine rotate through the Pulmonary Department during their training.

Educational program includes:
Morning Reports, Bedside Rounds and Monthly Lectures on Important Topics in Pulmonology.