The respiratory clinic is a part of internal medicine that treats the diseases of the bronchus, lung and pleura. Infectious diseases such as lung cancer, pneumonia / tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema and interstitial lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis are treated at the clinic. The clinic not only performs the diagnosis and treatment of various respiratory diseases but also actively conducts clinical trials and educates students. In the case of respiratory failures, treatment is performed at the MICU.

The respiratory clinic at Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Center aims to offer the best medical service possible through interdisciplinary treatment programs collaborating with thoracic and cardiovascular surgery clinic, diagnostic imaging center and pathology center.

The following is a summary of treatments offered by the respiratory clinic.
At the general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery clinic, surgery is performed on the lung, pleura, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, diaphragm and the chest wall as well as hyperhidrosis; the cardiovascular surgery clinic is responsible for the surgical treatment of all vascular diseases of the aorta, vena cava and the peripheral vascular system.

Main Treatment Target

<Treatment target according to the symptoms and signs>
-Difficulty breathing
-Respiratory failure
-Pulmonary nodule
-Chronic cough / sputum

<Main treatment target per area>
-Lung / pulmonary nodules
-Pneumonia / lung abscess
-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis
-Chronic cough
-Interstitial Lung Disease: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
-Occupational lung disease, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, etc.
-Pleural disease: Mesothelioma, empyema, fibrothorax
-Critical care: Ventilator operation and intensive care

-Pulmonary function tests


Jin-Young Oh : chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough), pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, critical care medicine

Young-Soon Yoon : acute and chronic respiratory diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer

Yoon-Jung Jang : lung cancer, tuberculosis, pneumonia, acute and chronic respiratory disease