Pulmonology (Respiratory and Sleep Medicine)

At SLG, the department of pulmonology provides comprehensive expertise to deliver seamless diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of lung diseases, respiratory conditions and sleep disorders.

Our team, comprising some of the best pulmonologists in Hyderabad with extensive knowledge and experience, renders excellent care for patients needing invasive and non-invasive treatment for every type of respiratory disorder – infectious, structural, inflammatory, neoplastic (tumour) and autoimmune. 

Well-acquainted with the latest innovations and techniques in the field and adopting an effective multidisciplinary approach, our specialists offer individualized treatment & management plans for a wide range of respiratory conditions including asthma, TB, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, emphysema chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) and sleep apnea. For patients with sarcoidosis, we offer one of the largest programmes in the country, providing the finest treatment options. The unmatched expertise of our team has been instrumental in SLG being recognized as the best hospital for breathing disorders in Hyderabad.

To diagnose lung problems, our specialists have access to the latest testing equipment and services including pulse oximetry, peak flow measurement, bronchoscopy, X-ray, CT scan and spirometry. These help in early and accurate identification of the disease for successful treatment, making SLG the leading centre for lung diseases in Hyderabad.

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Sleep medicine is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Lack of quality sleep is a serious issue which can lead to risk of automobile & work accidents, strain in relationships, dip in school or work performance, adverse impact on thinking & mental health, and the development of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. In fact, sleep deprivation can affect the very quality of your life.

At SLG, our team of the best sleep medicine specialists in Hyderabad is fully geared with the most advanced equipment and techniques to take care of patients with a variety of sleep-related disorders. Providing individualized plans to manage the condition, our experts offer comprehensive behavioural, pharmacological, surgical and device-related therapies to help overcome the long- term health effects of these conditions.

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Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of ailments that affect the respiratory system. It deals with all disorders related to the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and the chest wall, besides tackling problems that involve the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli.

Pulmonology is also part of intensive care medicine, as it involves providing life support and mechanical ventilation to patients who need them.

Some of the major factors that may increase one’s risk of developing a lung or breathing disorder include: allergies, obesity, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and family history of lung disorders.

One should immediately consult a pulmonologist on experiencing the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing | Wheezing | Constant cough | Chronic chest pain |Frequently coughing up blood or mucus | Unexplained weight loss | Trouble sleeping/exercising due to breathing problems

SLG Hospitals offers both outpatient and inpatient services, daycare wing, and 24/7 emergency service for the patients.

Our emergency medical staff is well trained to provide effective services for early stabilization of our patients with respiratory emergencies and to prevent any respiratory complications.

At SLG, our team comprising of lung specialists, pulmonologists, critical care experts, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, well-supported by specially-trained nurses and respiratory therapists, is fully set to take up all major interventional procedures including lobectomy, lung transplantation, pneumonectomy, thoracentesis, foreign body removal and tracheal stent placement.

SLG is well-known to provide the best pulmonology interventional procedures in Hyderabad.

If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you may have a sleep disorder.

  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Struggling to stay awake when inactive, such as when watching TV or reading
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Performance problems at work 
  • Being told that you look sleepy
  • Problems with memory
  • Slowed responses
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Need to take frequent naps

Insomnia is a sleep disorder which makes it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Its symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently at night and having trouble going back to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, unrefreshing sleep, problems such as fatigue, sleepiness, mood swings and concentration. 

SLG’s sleep specialists provide the best treatment for insomnia in Hyderabad.

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes one to stop breathing for short intervals during their sleep. If left untreated, it can lead to potentially serious repercussions on long-term health.

There are two types of sleep apnea: 

Obstructive sleep apnea is a result of a blockage of the airway caused when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep. 

Central sleep apnea is related to the functioning of the central nervous system and is caused by the brain’s failure to tell the body to breathe while asleep.

SLG has advanced facilities and expertise to provide the best treatment for sleep apnea in Hyderabad.

  • Create a comfortable sleep environment 
  • Set a regular bedtime and relaxing routine
  • Avoid daytime naps
  • Avoid stimulants (like caffeine) and heavy meals at least four hours before bedtime
  • Don’t have alcohol and tobacco at least four hours before bedtime
  • Exercise regularly