Department of Pulmonology
At SLG, the specialty of Pulmonology with its matchless expertise is steadfast to deliver seamless management for all types of lung diseases and sleep disorders.
Enriched with knowledge and years’ experience, our team of pulmonologists assures to render excellent inpatient critical care for patients using the most effective multidisciplinary approach to treat and manage major and minor respiratory conditions.
Well-acquainted with the latest innovations and techniques in the field of Pulmonology, SLG specialists offer individualized treatment plans for conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, emphysema, and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), to name just a few.
For patients with sarcoidosis, we offer one of the largest programmes in the country, offering the finest treatment options.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
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 also happens to be a 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, being overweight, smoking, exposure to pollutants, family history of lung disorders.
Asthma | Bronchiectasis | Bronchitis | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Emphysema | Interstitial lung disease | Obstructive sleep apnea | Occupational lung disorder | Pulmonary fibrosis | Rheumatoid lung disease | Sarcoidosis | Lung cancer
One should immediately consult a pulmonologist if experiences some of the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing | Wheezing | Constant cough | Chronic chest pain | Frequently cough up blood or mucus | Unexplained weight loss | Trouble sleeping/exercising due to breathing problems
Pulmonologists can use and interpret exams and tests, to help determine a lung-related diagnosis, such as: Pleural biopsy | Pulmonary Function Test | Pulse oximetry
test | Thoracentesis chest tube | Bronchoscopy | Sleep study to help diagnose sleep disorders
The Pulmonology Department of 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.
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis | Asthma |Bronchiolitis | Bronchitis | Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | Coccidioidomycosis | Cystic fibrosis | Infant respiratory distress syndrome | Interstitial lung disease | Pleural empyema | Pleurisy | Pneumoconiosis | Pneumonia | Psittacosis | Pulmonary arterial hypertension | Pulmonary embolism | Pulmonary fibrosis | Pulmonary hypertension | Pulmonary sequestration | Sarcoidosis | Sleep apnea| Tuberculosis
Bronchoscopy | Thoracoscopy | Chest ultrasound | Chest x-rays | Lung scan | Lung biopsy | Pulmonary angiogram | Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) | Spirometry | Pleural fluid aspiration | Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA) | Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) | Pulse oximetry | Peak flow measurement | Sleep study | Lung cancer diagnosis
With our team consists of a lung specialist, pulmonologists, critical care experts, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, well-supported by specially-trained nurses and respiratory therapists, we are all set to take up all major interventional procedures including lobectomy, lung transplantation, pneumonectomy, thoracentesis, oreign body (FB) removal and tracheal stent placement.