The Internal Medicine A Department treats a wide range of chronic diseases, particularly pulmonary diseases and diseases that involve respiration muscles and liver diseases. In addition, the Department treats patients suffering from CVA, heart disease, pulmonary edema or pulmonary embolism, severe metabolic conditions or patients who require a medical ventilator.
The Department performs a range of procedures, including needle liver biopsy, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, pulmonary punctions, pulmonary function, etc.
The Department operates a general clinic and a chronic liver disease clinic that manages an extensive research program on lung and liver issues.
The Pulmonary Clinic
The Pulmonary Clinic offers consultations, clarification, and follow-up for people referred for pulmonary testing by primary care doctors, or by the hospital departments after release from hospitalization.
The clinic is directed by Dr. Michael Kuchuk.
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The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Workshop
The workshop, which is run under the managerial responsibility of Internal Medicine A, the Physical Therapy Service, and the out-patient clinics’ nursing staff, is intended for chronic lung disease patients whose physicians have recommended they undergo a rehabilitation process to improve their condition. The purpose of rehabilitation is to reduce the symptoms, improve physical strength and ability to participate in day-to-day activities, which improves quality of life. This is done through physical training, nutritional consulting, teaching patients about their disease, learning how to reduce shortness of breath and more.
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