Department: Pulmonology

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Pulmonology/Pulmonologist is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology, respirology and respiratory medicine.

Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonologist are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections. Pulmonologists are also known as Thoracic specialists and also Thyroid specialists in some countries. Similarly the surgeries performed by the Thoracic specialists are called Thoracic surgeries.


Our qualified doctors specialize in the management of all aspects of chest and lung disorders, including Bronchial Asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Pneumonia, Vascular and Interstitial lung diseases and Respiratory diseases. We deal with sleep disorders and its co-morbidities. Patients with Allergy related disorders including urticaria, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma are also treated at our Hospital. Patients with Pulmonary and chest manifestation secondary to other systemic disorders including autoimmune disorders, vaculitis and cardiovascular diseases have a significant attention and special care at our hospital. If you are facing any of the above-mentioned adversities then call us now!


The pulmonologist begins the diagnostic process with a general review focusing on:

  • hereditary diseases affecting the lungs (cystic fibrosis, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency)
  • exposure to toxins (tobacco smoke, asbestos, exhaust fumes, coal mining fumes)
  • Exposure to infectious agents (certain types of birds, malt processing)
  • An autoimmune diathesis that might predispose to certain conditions (pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension)

Physical diagnostics are as important as in the other fields of medicine


Laboratory blood tests. Sometimes arterial blood gas measurements are also required. Pulmonary function examination (determining air flow rates, lung volumes, and diffusivity with response to bronchodilators and distribution of carbon monoxide) bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage, intrabronchial biopsy, and epithelial clearance Chest X-ray CT scan (rarely Use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scintigraphy and other methods of nuclear medicine Positron emission tomography (particularly in lung cancer) polysomnography (sleep studies) commonly used to diagnose during sleep.

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