Skin and blood allergy tests are conducted under suitable
conditions and appropriate treatments are
arranged for all our patients over the age of 2.
In COPD patients, especially those with the chronic bronchitis
subtype characterized by heavy phlegm and coughing, balloon
applications with mucocleaner are being performed.
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Dr. Tuğçe Hürkal - Pulmonology Specialist

About Me

Dr. Tuğçe Hürkal completed her medical education with honors at Ege University Faculty of Medicine between 1999 and 2006. Following her graduation, she continued her studies as a research assistant in the Department of General Surgery at Başkent University in Ankara from 2006 to 2007.

Areas of interest

Preventive Lung Health

Preventive health includes measures that can be taken to protect lung health: proper vaccination, management of chronic diseases, psychological support, avoiding smoking and tobacco products, regular sleep, and immune support.


COPD is a preventable and treatable disease. With early diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and pulmonary rehabilitation, the course of the disease can be altered. In recent years, the BALLOON PROCEDURE, which has achieved successful results in the chronic bronchitis subtype, is a promising method that strengthens patients' fight against the disease.

Asthma and Allergy

The diagnosis and treatment of allergies are crucial from childhood to adulthood, as allergies can affect multiple systems. Allergy testing (skin and blood tests) and the identification and cleaning of allergens in domestic living spaces are of paramount importance. Additionally, the diagnosis and management of asthma constitute a significant component of this process, emphasizing the integrated approach required for effective control and treatment of these conditions.

Combating Infectious Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory tract infections can pose serious risks in groups with weakened immune systems. These infections include tuberculosis, avian flu (H5N1, H7N7), influenza A/B, swine flu (H1N1), MERS-CoV, COVID-19, and Legionnaires' disease (air conditioning disease).

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Lung connective tissue diseases often manifest with shortness of breath and include pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, connective tissue diseases (SLE, RA, Sjögren's Disease), and drug reactions. The follow-up of patients is conducted through a planned approach involving various tests.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer accounts for 12-16% of all cancers and is responsible for 17-28% of cancer-related deaths. Early diagnosis, treatment, and psychological support are crucial. Thoracentesis can be used to drain fluid from the lungs. During treatment, airway patency can be maintained through bronchoscopic procedures (argon, cryotherapy, stent application).



Grip aşısı her yıl yaptırılmalı mı?

Göğüs Hastalıkları Uzmanı Dr. Tuğçe Hürkal, grip aşı hakkında merak edilenleri sizle için anlattı.

Ani başlayan nefes darlığı tedavi edilebilir mi?

Göğüs Hastalıkları Uzmanı Dr. Tuğçe Hürkal, ani başlayan nefes darlığının sebeplerini ve tedavisini sizler için anlattı.

Omicron varyantı ile ilgili bilinmesi gerekenler

Göğüs Hastalıkları Uzmanı Dr. Tuğçe Hürkal, koronavirüsün Omicron varyantı hakkında merak edilenleri tüm ayrıntılarıyla sizler için anlattı.