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Flexible Pleuroscopy

  • What is a Flexible Pleuroscopy?

    A pleuroscopy is a medical examination that allows your doctor to visualise the space between your lung and the chest wall, called the pleural cavity. The pleural cavity allows the best performance of the lungs during breathing. An instrument called a pleuroscope, a thin tube with a camera attachment, is inserted through the chest wall. The procedure does not usually need general anaesthesia, but with conscious sedation (medication that makes you sleepy and relaxed). Sometimes an ultrasound may be used to find the most suitable point for the pleuroscope entry.

  • Pleuroscopy is used to diagnose the cause of the abnormal build-up of fluid in the pleural cavity. This examination allows your doctor to visualise the pleural cavity and perform biopsies (collecting tissue samples), while guided by video images, to diagnose the cause of the fluid build up. Medications can sometimes be sprayed onto the pleural surface during the procedure to stop fluid build up from happening again.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and modern facilities. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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    • Alvin Ng Choon Yong

      Specialty:
      Internal Medicine
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68350035
    • Amy Elaine Lyn-Hwa Stebbings

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Chest and Internal Medicine Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-25
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 4333
    • Chan Kenneth Ping Wah

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67344788
    • Chan Tiong Beng

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Cough & Chest Specialist Pte Ltd
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387000
    • Cheong Tuck Hong

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Cheong Chest & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-08
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67343808
    • Chew Huck Chin

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67344788
    • Chin Nyat Kooi

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      N K Chin Chest & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68340738
    • Eng Cher Tiew Philip

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Philip Eng Respiratory & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-14
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68360378
    • Hui Kok Pheng

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Hui Kok Pheng Respiratory & Interna
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68874360
    • Jim Teo Yeow Kwan

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68350035

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