Anna Maria Placì
Pulmonary diagnostic procedures requiring observation and monitoring, but not inpatient admission.
Day surgery access is programmed if the necessity emerges after an ambulatory specialist examination.
Respiratory Tract conditions can involve airway, lung, pleura, chest wall, also associated with other organs and systems’ disorders.
These are conditions with different causes: inflammatory, infectious, degenerative, acute, chronic or reacutized chronic.
We study and treat infectious diseases like pneumonia and pleurisy, inflammatory diseases like asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, obstructive chronic bronchitis, emphysema, interstitial lung diseases or degenerative diseases like pleura or lung neoplasms, both primitive and secondary or systemic diseases secondarily affecting Respiratory Tract, like connective tissue and neuromuscular diseases.
Among the main conditions treated we can consider:
For more than seventy years, We have been taking care of our patients from Veneto and
other regions, following them before, during and after their stay.
Manager: Paolo Bazzoni
Pneumology section, integrated in Medicine Department, offers a specialistic hospitalization, even with beds equipped with multiparameter monitoring, and mechanical ventilators for invasive and non-invasive ventilation, working in team with Intensive Therapy ward. There also is a collaboration with a Respiratory Physical Therapist. A Respiratory Physiopathology Service is available, permitting complete functional diagnostics for simple or global spirometry both with gas dilution technique and with plethysmographic cabin, diffusion measurement, breathing pressure measurement and airway resistances, pharmacological bronchodilation test, methacholine bronchial challenge test, walk test, inhalant allergy test.
Interventional Pneumology Service permits to perform diagnostic, staging and therapeutic procedures with flexible and rigid bronchoscopy:
All clinic activities and diagnostic, therapeutic and assistive pathways are made according to national and international guidelines, based on standards acknowledged by national and international scientific societies.
Particular attention is dedicated to customization of services and cures.
Medics of this unit work together with other specialists to treat conditions in a multidisciplinary team and choose the most appropriate therapy; this also happens during multidisciplinary meetings about the condition, with other colleagues like surgeons, anatomo-pathologists, oncologists, radiologists (Lung Unit).
In order to improve communication between patient and doctor, a project was created in 2014: the nurse represents the point of reference for the patient during all the stay.
At the beginning of the stay, the patient is “assigned” to a “tutor nurse” who will be his spokesman for his necessities, interpreting and taking care of his needs.
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 19:00 Saturday 8:00 – 12:00
Here are the Doctors who will take care of you
Dr. Andrea Comel
Dr. Francesca Cemmi
Here are the numbers of our operational unit