- Four therapeutic rooms

★Endoscope Unit

Division of Hepato-Gastroenterology
  1. Pan-endoscopy (EGD, esophagogastroduodenoscopy) : To detect, analyze and treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as
    • .esophageal variceal ligation
    • .placement of artificial esophagus
    • .gastric varix sclerotherapy
    • .excision of early gastric cancer mucosa
    • .percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  2. Small intestinoscopy: This sort of endoscope can go deeper and further into the intestines to examine the pathological changes of certain disorders.
  3. Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP): This endoscopy examines and treats biliary and pancreatic diseases, especially those relating with bile ducts or pancreatic ducts obstruction.
  4. Colonscopy: Examines and analyzes the rectum, sigmoid, descending colon, transverse colon, ascending colon and end of ileum.
  5. Endoscopic ultrasound: This is endoscope has an ultrasound function which enables physicians to gain a better understanding of pathological changes within the patient.
  6. 13C-Urea Breath Test: examination of Helicobacter pylori.
  7. Functional examination of alimentary tract:
    • .Examination of esophageal function
    • .Examination of rectum and anus function
    • .24-hour monitoring of esophageal pH
    • .24-hour monitoring of esophageal motility
Bronchoscopy: Doctors of Chest will do the examination.By entering the trachea, the scope can show various pathological findings in the lungs.

★Cardiopulmonary Laboratory

This laboratory offers examinations and treatments both that are invasive and non-invasive. The non-invasive items are electrocardiography, dynamic ECG, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, treadmill exercise ECG, head-up tilt table test, vascular physiology tests, trans-thoracic echocardiography, trans-esophageal echocardiography, and tissue Doppler testing. Stress echocardiography is also available but not as a routine basis.

There are also many pulmonary functional tests, including spirometry, exercise pulmonary function test, methacholine provocation test, and bronchodilator test.

The invasive unit is composed of two catheterization rooms, which equipped with biplane X-ray machines. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are undertaken on regular basis. Coronary intervention team offers elective and emergent angioplasty and stenting. The EP team conducts electrophysiologic study, catheter ablation for arrhythmias, and all kinds of device therapies for tachycardia, bradycardia and heart failure.

Closing devices and stomy- procedure for congenital heart disease are performed by the congenital heart disease team.

★Dialysis Room

It is on the third floor and includes the Hemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Rooms.

Hemodialysis Room (about 1,000 sessions per month)

There are currently 16 beds with 20 computerized dialysis machines for hemodialysis and hemofiltration therapy and for patients with acute or chronic uremia (outpatients and in-patients alike, including emergency room and ICU), hemoperfusion therapy for acute drug poisoned patients and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for patients with multiple organ failure.

Peritoneal Dialysis Room (about 100 chronic PD patients)

It is mainly responsible for the health education, monitoring the conduction of patients receiving long-term peritoneal dialysis, including CAPD and APD therapy, as well as PD for uremic patients or patients with other diseases.

★Respiratory Treatment Room

It is on the third floor with many respiratory therapists working in three shifts.They are responsible for the use of ventilators, chest physical therapy, oxygen therapy and medicinal inhalation therapy for patients with respiratory failure at ICUs and general wards. The therapists also teach respiratory exercise training prior to chest operations for outpatients and regular hospitalized patients.They are experts of chest care, position drainage and use of medication through airway, i.e., inhalation therapy.