Pulmonology and Critical Care
The Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care is a national and regional reference department that consists of several specialized diagnostic and/or therapeutic units. The objective of this hospital department is to provide advanced medical care in the fields of conventional and interventional pulmonology, medical reanimation and sleep pathologies.
The first medical reanimation was performed at HDF in 2000.
The Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care has an academic aspect, which consists, on the one hand, in training medical students and, on the other hand, in contributing to the progress of medicine and the specialty through research activities.
A team of 7 specialists ensures the activity of the Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care.
Clinical activities are currently divided into 11 "C" subspecialty units:
C1- Conventional pulmonology
C2- Critical care
C3- Sleep center: The paraclinical evaluation can be of diagnostic (polysomnography) or therapeutic nature (CPAP titration, ventilation titration, mandibular advancement prosthesis, apnea surgery, video-electroencephalography, sleep latency test (MSLT)...).
C4- Smoking Cessation Center: The first smoking cessation center in Lebanon was founded at HDF in 2008.
C5- Respiratory therapy
C6- Respiratory Allergy Unit
C7- Bronchology and pleural pathology
C8 - Interventional Pulmonology (IP)
C9 - Echoendoscopy
C10- Physiological stress test
C11- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation