Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology (302906)
Specialized in: pediatric pulmonology
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Pulmonology at Rambam Health Care Campus, led by Prof. Lea Bentur, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. The Department serves as one of the five Israeli Cystic Fibrosis Centers. There are annually treated over 4000 outpatients. The medical team uses the latest technologies and techniques to ensure the best treatment outcomes. These include computer game-driven lung function tests, methacholine challenge tests during exercise in pre-school-age children, NO testing to detect and monitor asthma, the latest imaging system using sound waves etc.
The Department is staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprising pediatric pulmonary physicians, nurses, a dietician, a physical therapist, a psychologist, social workers and a clinical pharmacist. Each specialist aims to provide a comprehensive medical care making it as painless as possible for the child. In addition, the physicians of the Department of Pediatric Pulmonology at Rambam under the direction of Prof. Lea Bentur are involved in research, for example, comparisons between bronchial provocation tests during exercise and methacholine challenge testing in pre-school-age children, new approaches to lung function testing in children and others.
The Department of Pediatric Pulmonology at Rambam Health Care Campus, led by Prof. Lea Bentur, offers other efficient diagnostic procedures to ensure an accurate diagnosis. These include spirometry, diagnostic bronchoscopies, including ciliary biopsies, sweat test, anatomical examinations to diagnose congenital malformations etc. Moreover, the Department has a special clinic for tracheostomy.
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology.
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