This service helps to diagnose & treat people with suspected lung cancer, lymph nodes in the chest, blocked windpipes from cancer, fluid accumulation around the lungs & small airway diseases like asthma and COPD using minimally invasive advanced endoscopy technology through the mouth instead of open surgery.
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Laser Resection of Airway Cancer & Stenting

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Navigation Bronchoscopy


Peripheral Bronchoscopy

About Interventional Pulmonology

Interventional Pulmonology is a relatively new and emerging field in respiratory or pulmonary medicine. It has developed with the goal of diagnosing and treating the conditions/diseases of the lungs and chest without operation or cutting. It achieves this by using endoscopy techniques and tools which are passed through the mouth to avoid the need for operation or incision on the chest. It is offered by respiratory physicians (lung specialists - Dr Akash Verma) who have undergone extra training.


We manage the following conditions:

  • Malignant Central Airway Obstruction (Blocked wind pipes from cancer)
  • Benign Central Airway Obstruction (Blocked wind pipes from TB)
  • Blood clots in airways
  • Masses in the mediastinum
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the mediastinum
  • Lung mass
  • Lung nodules (white spots)
  • Pleural effusion
  • Trapped lung
  • Foreign body in the airways
  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Broncho-oesophageal fistula
  • Difficult Asthma
  • Breathlessness
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia


We provide the following services:

  • Airway Re-Canalization
  • Balloon Bronchoscopy
  • Airway Stent Placement/ Removal
  • Endobronchial Valve Placement
  • Indwelling Pleural Catheter
  • Pleurodesis
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy Procedure
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Management of Lung Nodules (Spots in the lungs)
  • Lung Function Test
  • Allergy Tests
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test

Dr Akash Verma

MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS (Resp Med), FRCP (Edin)
Dr. Akash Verma is a lung specialist with a sub-specialty Interest In Interventional Pulmonology & lung cancer with blockages in the wind pipes. He is trained in both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with techniques of laser resection of lung cancer, silicone airway stenting, pleuroscopy and navigation bronchoscopy. Prior to joining Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Akash was a Senior Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Specialist, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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