The Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care of the Hospital Internacional de Colombia - HIC seeks to improve the quality of life of patients with respiratory problems with the support and professionalism of specialists characterized by their integral, responsible, ethical and human service, taking into account tells the environment of the patient and his family as a fundamental part of the treatment.

Our Services are divided into Functional Units has teams for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic patients. Supported by human staff that combines knowledge about the natural history of respiratory diseases with the skills and techniques to apply the most convenient therapeutic methods for the patient. We place special emphasis on critical respiratory disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, dysfunction of respiratory muscles and chronic diseases that require lung transplantation.


In the Hospital Internacional de Colombia - HIC we have the Pulmonary Transplant Service for adult and pediatric patients in whom, due to chronic pulmonary pathologies, their quality of life and survival implies the implantation of one or two healthy lungs.


At the HIC Specialized Center for Respiratory Health Care we have professionals trained at European and North American level in the field of Pulmonary Hypertension and Vascular Lung Malformations, who coordinate the Colombian Network of Pulmonary Hypertension at the national level with guidance from precision to the pharmacological and surgical management of these diseases.


One of the expertise of our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care is the multidisciplinary interaction in the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Embolism, with conventional anticoagulation therapies such as intraluminal thrombectomy with aspiration catheters and percutaneous intraluminal fibrinolysis.

In urgent or chronic cases, we have expert surgeons in open thrombectomy and thromboendarterectomy, with excellent results in terms of survival and clinical outcomes.

  • Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of acute pulmonary thromboembolism.
  • Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.


One of the priorities of our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care is the early diagnosis and precision treatment of Lung Cancer. Our standards are based on adequate staging and multidimensional treatment, including cancer surgery, narrow field radiotherapy, radiosurgery, conventional radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological drugs of specific tumor types, and comprehensive rehabilitation.

"We are international leaders in a new line of research in MICA (a molecule for the early detection of alterations in antitumor immunity) in patients who are smokers and patients with Lung Cancer."


The Functional Unit of Obstructive Diseases of our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care offers comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation care for patients with pulmonary emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, fibrotic sequelae and all obstructive diseases associated or not, Tobacco and exposure to wood smoke at home.


One of the experts of our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care is the Evaluation of the Muscle Functional Reserve (strength and resistance) of the respiratory muscles, with patents of invention of related devices and treatment of the weakness and fatigability of the same.

Specifically, we have 6 devices specifically designed for such purposes and a nutraceutical compound resulting from our own research, published and certified by the competent governmental entity (INVIMA), one of them is the TRIBURTER.


The Triburter is a device that is responsible for generating vibrations in the airways allowing the detachment and / or mobilization of bronchial secretions, ideal for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD, or even healthy people who want to improve their lung capacity. It also allows the use of respiratory therapy sessions to decrease, since muscle strength increases.

The Triburter is a product that emerged from the creativity and commitment of our professionals at the HIC Specialized Center for Respiratory Health Care in order to provide comprehensive care and proper management to our patients.



Our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care has the Service of high quality Bronchoscopic Interventionism, performed by expert professionals with high pressure dilatation balloons, insertion of self-expanding metal or silicone intraluminal devices (Stents), holmium laser, plasma argon and electrocauteries, all applied in standardized forms for the treatment of benign stenoses, cancer, foreign bodies or compressions of the airways, acute or chronic.


Our HIC Specialized Center in Respiratory Health Care has professionals internationally referenced in the knowledge and treatment of muscular diseases related to the lungs, chronic respiratory diseases, and sequelae of acute respiratory diseases.

For this we have invented numerous devices that have been patented and approved by national and foreign competent entities. This added value is exclusive to our HIC Specialized Center nationwide and a benchmark in the training of professionals in this area, with participation in more than 15 Doctoral Theses and 100 scientific articles published in foreign and national journals.


The Techniques and Procedures that this Unit has are:

  • Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pulmonary Hypertension (Acute and Chronic).
  • Electrocardiograph.
  • Cardiac Troponin and BNP Markers.
  • 3D Echocardiography.
  • Echocardiography in M ​​and B Modes.
  • Proof of March.
  • Integrated Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test.
  • Pulmonary Catheterization.
  • 3D Echocardiography.
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.