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.
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 nodules (white spots)
Foreign body in the airways
We provide the following services:
Airway Stent Placement/ Removal
Endobronchial Valve Placement
Indwelling Pleural Catheter
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
Management of Lung Nodules (Spots in the lungs)
Lung Function Test
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