University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases Golnik

University Clinic of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases Golnik is a top quality institution for the diagnostics and treatment of patients with pulmonary, allergic and other internal diseases. It is renowned for its excellence in the fields of hospital patient and outpatient treatment.

Pulmonary services

Our main activity is studying, preventing and treating pulmonary and respiratory diseases. We treat patients with the most diagnostically and therapeutically challenging lung problems.

We treat the following most common pulmonary diseases:

  • asthma,
  • dispnea,
  • cough,
  • COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
  • interstitial lung diseases,
  • pulmonary vascular disease,
  • cystic fibrosis,
  • lung infection,
  • sarcoidosis,
  • asbestos disease.

Allergology services

For over a decade, we have come to realize that every third person suffers from an allergic disease. We treat allergies from the internist point of view, for we are aware of the fact that each allergy process involves the immune system connecting the entire body through its response to environmental substances.

We treat the following allergic diseases:

  • allergies,
  • urticaria,
  • allergies to insect bites,
  • allergies to medicines,
  • food allergies,
  • allergic bronchioloalveolitis,
  • anaphylaxis,
  • angioedema,
  • atopic dermatitis,
  • contact dermatitis,
  • rhinoconjunctivitis.

Tuberculosis treatment

Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease which mostly affects the lungs, but it may also affect other organs. If detected on time and treated properly, the disease is completely curable. Golnik has a special, partially closed section dedicated to hospital treatment of tuberculosis patients with a limited entry and exit due to the safety measures for infectious tuberculosis patient isolation. We provide modern tuberculosis diagnostics and treatment with state-of-the-art anti-tuberculosis drugs in fixed combinations.

Oncology services

In particular, we deal with primary lung and pleural cancer treatment. First, we diagnose the cancer type and determine its stage with the use of imaging diagnostics. However, a precise diagnosis of malignant diseases requires invasive diagnostics. The treatment method is determined for each patient individually.

Our oncology services include:

  • respiratory endoscopy,
  • surgical oncology,
  • chemotherapy,
  • radiotherapy, and
  • palliative oncology.

Intensive therapy

Our Department of Intensive Therapy and Care performs complete invasive and non-invasive monitoring of vital functions, by using state-of-the-art ventilation methods. The main causes of artificial ventilation are COPD, ARDS, and extensive pneumonia. In the recent years, the Department has dealt in depth with the issues of respiratory insufficiency in connective tissue diseases, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease.

Palliative services

Palliative care was developed with a view to improving the overall support to patients with chronic, incurable illnesses. It provides active assistance to terminally ill patients and their families faced with different emotions such as fear of pain, tests and treatment, anger, and concern for the loved ones.

At the KOPA – Golnik Hospital, in addition to clinical, we also perform research and educational activities. As a tertiary and research institution, we create new knowledge particularly in the fields of pulmonary and allergic diseases. We are a learning base for medical and pharmaceutical students, nurses, health technicians, and laboratory workers.


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