Pulmonology is the specialty that deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory disease. It is called as chest medicine or respiratory medicine which often involves evaluation of the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx and throat) as well as the lung.

The different diseases treated include:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergy
  • Bronchial asthma (from simple to resistant asthma)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Snoring and sleep apnea syndrome
  • Pulmonary & Extra Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB - simple, MDR and XDR TB)
  • Any other rare, undiagnosed and complicated lung disease

Procedure / Facilities Available

  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy - Medical & Surgical
  • Sleep Study- for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
  • Routine Pulmonary Procedures Inter Costal Drainage tube insertion, Pleural fluid aspiration and pleurodesis