We are one of the centres in the Asia-Pacific region with the experience and expertise in rigid bronchoscopy. Rigid bronchoscopy is commonly used to treat central airway obstruction from malignancies and tuberculosis. Unlike its flexible counterpart, it is performed under general anesthesia in the Operating Room (OR).
Our interventional pulmonologists have been trained in the United States, Germany, and South Korea under renowned leaders in the field. We have the highest annual case volume in rigid bronchoscopy in Singapore, and work closely with anesthesiologists who have a special interest in advanced airway management and ventilation techniques.
We offer a comprehensive range of interventional bronchoscopic modalities such as balloon bronchoplasty, bronchoscopic ablative therapies, metallic and silicone airway stenting, and brachytherapy. The team also organizes regional courses, and its members are frequently invited to speak or teach at IP-related events in the region.
Services include chest tube placement, Heimlich valve insertion, pleurodesis and pleural lytic administration, pleuroscopy and indwelling pleural catheters. These procedures are also performed in the ILEC. For more information regarding pleuroscopy, please click on the video link below.
Pleuroscopy / Thoracoscopy
We also offer whole lung lavage for an uncommon condition called pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. It is performed with single lung ventilation in the OR.
Director of Interventional Pulmonology
Clin Asst Prof Melvin Tay Chee Kiang
Dr Carrie Leong Kah Lai