Lung Specialists Singapore

We at CHESTMED provide advanced techniques for managing lung diseases. Be it advanced bronchoscopic techniques for diagnosis such as convex-probe EBUS-TBNA, radial-probe EBUS-TBNA, cryotherapy, & pleuroscopy, or for treatment such as laser bronchoscopy & silicone airway stenting to open up wind pipes blocked by cancer or Tuberculosis.



Lung Cancer Program

We also provide the service of early detection of lung cancer to overcome the fact that lung cancer is a number one killer among all cancers the main reason for which is late diagnosis. Lung cancer kills more people globally than breast, pancreas, colon, and prostate cancer combined. In Singapore it’s a number 1 killer among males and number 2 killer among females with only a difference of ~100 deaths between breast and lung cancer deaths per year in females.


PLEURAL PROCEDURES

  • Chest Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis (pleural effusion treatment)

  • Bronchopleural/Alveolopleural Fistulas

  • Ultrasound-Guided Small and Large Bore Chest Tube Placement

  • Surgical Chest Tubes

  • Thoracoscopy, Pleural Biopsy and Chemical Pleurodesis



AIRWAY
PROCEDURES

  • Rigid Bronchoscopy

  • Airway Stenting (Metal or Silicone stent)

  • Balloon Dilatation

  • Flexible bronchoscopy

  • Foreign body removal

  • Electrocautery

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation

  • Laser resection

  • Cryotherapy

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty for severe asthma

  • EBUS-TBNA

  • Spirometry 

  • Exercise Challenge Test for Exercise Induced Asthma

  • Methacholine Challenge Test



LUNG CANCER TREATMENT

  • Lung cancer diagnosis

  • Bronchial biopsy

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)

  • Tissue retrieval for mutation analysis

  • Fine needle aspiration of supraclavicular lymphnodes

  • Lung cancer screening



WORKING HOURS



Mon
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat
9 AM – 1 PM
Sun
Closed

ABOUT US

At CHESTMED, our goal is to provide comprehensive care in Respiratory Medicine (lung health) ranging from common conditions like asthma requiring treatment with inhalers and medications, to uncommon conditions like blocked windpipes requiring advanced techniques such as bronchoscopic laser resection or stenting of the airways.

We also carry special concern for lung cancer being the number one killer among all cancers and consistently strive for its early detection to prevent delay in diagnosis. Our guiding principles are competence, compassion, cost effectiveness and the use of minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat lung diseases.



RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN

DR ONG KIAN CHUNG


Dr Ong Kian Chung is a respiratory physician practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He subspecialises in intensive care medicine and treats respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnoea, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath and lung cancer.



RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN

DR AKASH VERMA


Dr. Akash Verma is a respiratory physician practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He sub-specializes in Intensive Care Medicine & Advanced Bronchoscopy. He performs procedures using minimally invasive technique such as EBUS-TBNA and Navigation bronchoscopy to diagnose lung cancer, and laser bronchoscopy with stenting for opening up the wind pipes blocked by cancer or Tuberculosis.


LATEST NEWS

Read our latest news from the clinic or general medical news. Feel free to ask questions in comments for any news you find interesting.

A methacholine challenge test is done to assess how “reactive” or responsive your lungs are to the things in the environment. A methacholine challenge test is designed so doctors can evaluate the symptoms that point to asthma such as cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Find out what to expect during a methacholine challenge test in this article.

Pulmonary edema is also known as lung congestion, lung water, or pulmonary congestion. When the condition occurs when there is excess fluid in the lungs. Pulmonary edema is a serious condition that requires fast treatment. Oxygen is considered the first line of defense against pulmonary edema. Medications may also be prescribed. Discover the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of pulmonary edema in this article.

Coughing is one of the body’s ways to get rid of an irritant or a foreign body. When something other than air is about to enter our airways (windpipes) or irritates the throat or airway, the nervous system sends an alert to the brain. Even saliva entering into our windpipe can trigger coughs. In other cases, coughing can be a symptom of an illness or condition.


PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…


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A KID’S THOUGHT

What do our smallest patient say?

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