About Me

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WHO AM I

I studied at the Tbilisi Medical University. After graduation, I was directed to a great place – Abastumani, a place with an observatory and the cleanest air. It was a place where patients with pulmonary tuberculosis were receiving treatment.  After 2 years working there, my sphere of interest became pulmonary medicine.

In  1987, I started my first job as a pulmonologist in diagnostic department of Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Tbilisi. There I’ve been interested in novel diagnostic method, called bronchoscopy.

Milestone in my career was case of middle aged female patient. She suffered with haemoptysis, chest pain, weight loss. Radiologically she was diagnosed with lung cancer. During the diagnostic bronchoscopy I discovered a plastic denture in the bronchial lumen and removed it. I never forget her happy eyes. I realized the power of bronchoscopy and decided to perfect this method. In 1990, I went to Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis RAMS (CTRI) in Moscow to study this method.

Fiberbronchoscopy was not enough for me and in 1991 I went to the Roentgen-Radiology Research Institute in Moscow to study rigid  bronchoscopy and transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB). At that time bronchoscopy and TBN were highly modern diagnostic methods.

Since 2011 I am a member of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmnology (EABIP). I was the first in Georgia to implement airway stenting, laser resection, valvular bronchoblocation. Successful cases are growing rapidly during the recent years.

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PHOTO GALLERY

ME IN MEDIA

Radio Imedi (2011)

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REAL TV (2012)

1st Channel (2013)

Oral presentation on 2rd Congress ECBIB in Izmir, Turkey (2013)

1st Channel (2015)

KavkasiaTV (2016)

Radio Imedi (2017 June)

Radio Imedi (2017 October)

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NUMBER OF BRONCHOSCOPIES

Total number of bronchoscopies and among them number of interventional bronchoscopies performed by me in NCTLD.

2013

stenting - 2
valve placement - 4
laser resection - 4

2014

stenting - 4
valve placement - 6
laser resection - 5

2015

stenting - 6
valve placement - 9
laser resection - 4

2016

stenting - 5
valve placement - 13
laser resection - 6

WHY CHOOSE DAVID TCHKONIA

GUARANTEED PROFESSIONALISM

Long term experience in field of respiratory medicine.
25 years experience in bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology.
10 years experience in clinical trials as subinvestigator and principal investigator. Participation in international congresses as a speaker.

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GREAT CONNECTIONS

Close ties with top professionals in the advanced clinics world wide. Which gives a possibility of consultation and, if needed, sending patients directly there.

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NO COMPETITION

Only specialist in Georgia with experience in advanced bronchoscopic methods such an endobronchial biopsy, airway stenting, laser resection, valvular bronchoblocation.

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CONVENIENCE

In the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases the largest flow of outpatients and hospital admissions with pulmonary diseases and for this reason the best infrastructure, high quality equipment and most experienced professionals.
Aversi clinic has good location, easy to access, the best coverage area in Georgia and Caucasus region, newest radiological and endoscopic equipment.

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