PULMONOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr. Jamalul Azizi bin Abdul Rahaman
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INTRODUCTION

The pulmonology (respiratory) services at Serdang Hospital started on 1st of November 2011 as a unit under the General Medical Department. In 2019, the unit was upgraded to a department.

The Pulmonology Department provides comprehensive services to both inpatients and outpatients. At Serdang Hospital, the pulmonologists (respiratory physicians) from both the Ministry of Health Malaysia and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) work hand in hand as a team. Patients with lung cancer, massive haemoptysis and central airway obstruction will be given priority and managed promptly.

The department serves as a training centre for Masters (internal medicine, anaesthesia and Family Medicine) MRCP, fellowship in pulmonology and interventional pulmonology in Malaysia. Specialists from abroad such as India, Indonesia and the United States of America have come to the department to receive interventional pulmonology training.

The department also serves as the National referral centre that offers bronchoscopic management to patients with asthma and emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and laser-assisted tumour resection in the management of lung cancer involving the airways. Beside these services, we also provide advanced lung disease services that ultimately need lung transplant such as advanced emphysaema, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension since early 2019 and will continue to expand these in years to come.

The department collaborates with the National Heart Institute (IJN) for the National lung transplant program. Patients with advanced lung diseases who need lung transplantation are referred to the lung transplant clinic in Serdang Hospital for assessment and the lung transplant surgery is performed in IJN.

The department is the main referral centre for complex respiratory cases in Selangor. We also receive complex respiratory cases from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Perak and Penang (both government and private healthcare facilities).

The department is on social media for everyone to know our activities and interact with the department.

https://www.facebook.com/SerdangLungCentre/
SerdangPulmonology (@SerdangLung) / Twitter

 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Clinic:
Providing consultation through the following clinics:

  ♦  General Pulmonology Clinic (asthma, COPD,
      bronchiectasis) including:
       -  Severe asthma clinic for biologics and bronchial
          thermoplasty (BT)
       -  Advanced emphysaema for bronchoscopic lung
          volume reduction (BLVR)
   ♦ Sleep medicine clinic
   ♦ Tuberculosis clinic
   ♦ Bronchoscopy clinic (at Thoracic Endoscopy suite,
      Daycare Unit)
   ♦ Lung nodule (lung cancer) clinic
   ♦ Interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic
   ♦ Pulmonary hypertension clinic
   ♦ Lung transplant clinic
   ♦ Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory:
   ♦ Providing non-invasive tests as follows:
   ♦ Spirometry
   ♦ General respiratory function test (GRFT)
   ♦ Bronchial Challenge test (BCT)
   ♦ Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)

 

INPATIENT SERVICES

Providing treatment for general respiratory cases such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis and more advanced services (central airway obstruction and massive haemoptysis)

Patients with lung cancer are jointly managed with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute (IKN), Department of Radiology and Department of Pathology.

Performing invasive pulmonary procedures as follows:
  ♦ rigid bronchoscopy
  ♦ tumour debulking
  ♦ airway dilatation
  ♦ laser bronchoscopy
  ♦ argon plasma coagulation (APC)
  ♦ transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
  ♦ airway stenting
  ♦ topical mitomycin C
  ♦ bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR)
  ♦ talc poudrage pleurodesis
  ♦ linear EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  ♦ navigation bronchoscopy
  ♦ radial EBUS
  ♦ bronchial thermoplasty (BT)
  ♦ indwelling pleural catheter (IPC)
 
Sleep lab:
  ♦ Offers sleep studies, cPAP and BiPAP trial

DAYCARE UNIT

  ♦ Provides flexible bronchoscopy, pleural ultrasound and
     pleuroscopy 

  ♦ Receives referrals from nearby hospitals that require
     flexible bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy for diagnostic
     purposes.

CLINIC SCHEDULE

2.30pm – 5.00pm

Day                       Clinic

Monday                 Tuberculosis
Tuesday                 Lung Nodule/Cancer
Wednesday            Sleep disorders/ILD/Post-Covid
 
8.00am – 12.00noon

Day                             Clinic

Friday                        General Pulmonology
                                 Severe asthma for biologics and bronchial thermoplasty (BT)
                                 Advanced emphysaema for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR)
                                 Pulmonary hypertension
                                 Lung Transplant
 

 

 

Objectives

 

Vision

To become the main resource center for improving lung health in the state of Selangor and to become a center of excellence in the field of pulmonology in Malaysia and Asia

Mission

To provide and promote best patient care through education and continuous research as well as improve pulmonary health knowledge among patients and the public.

Client Charter

  1.  To ensure each patient suspected of having lung cancer is seen in our specialist clinic no longer than 2 weeks after referral
  2. To ensure each patient suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis (smear positive) is seen in our specialist clinic no longer than 2 weeks after referral
  3. To ensure each patient suspected of having obstructive sleep apnea/obesity hypoventilation syndrome/central apnea will undergo polysomnography (sleep study) within 1 month
  4. To ensure patients who have acute central airway obstruction are managed promptly within 24 hours
  5. To ensure patients who suffer from massive hemoptysis (severe coughing out of blood) are assessed and managed promptly within 1 hour
  6. To ensure each patient with lung cancer who is scheduled for lung cancer resection will undergo pulmonary function testing (PFT) and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) within 1 week before the scheduled operation

 

  • Last Modified: 25 October 2021.