Pulmonology & Critical Care

Pulmonology department is commonly known as chest medicine and respiratory medicinal department.

Aster Prime Hospital is well-known and is one of the best pulmonology hospital in Hyderabad, which is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical care. We offer evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatment for conditions such as asthma, COPD, cancers of the airways and lungs, lung infections, sleep apnea, ARDS and respiratory failure.

The department of pulmonology consists of a lung specialist, pulmonologists, critical care experts, thoracic surgeons, radiologists. They are well supported by speciality nurses and respiratory therapists. The team has years of experience in performing special procedures related to interventional pulmonology (for ailments of the central airways), interventional bronchoscopy (for diagnosis of airway disorders) and transbronchial needle aspiration (for mediastinal disorders).

Recently, our department has gained special recognition for the placement of a tracheal stent in patients with post-intubation tracheal stenosis.

Our diagnostic unit at the department of pulmonology offers a variety of advanced tests, such as sleep study, diagnostic pleural fluid aspiration, pleural biopsy, medical thoracoscopy. It’s fully equipped with modern respiratory diagnostics and treatment instruments, such as a paediatric flexible bronchoscope, rigid thoracoscopy, and bronchoscopy, portable adult bronchoscope; snare, cautery, and laser for endobronchial resection.

The pulmonology department 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.

Our intensive care unit compliance with international standards. We have all possible diagnostic and treatment facilities in our ICU’s for managing any kind of acute or critical illness. We take strict aseptic measures in our department to prevent any kind of infection that could complicate our patient’s health.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Diagnostic for Pulmonology
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Chest ultrasound
  • Chest x-rays
  • Lung scan
  • Lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFT)
  • Spirometry
  • Pleural fluid aspiration
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
  • Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB)
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Peak flow measurement
  • Sleep study

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

Does lung cancer spread quickly?

Depends upon the type of tumor and most of them will present at an advanced stage. To detect early cancer screening essentially, especially for high-risk persons (smokers/ exposure of occupational hazards/family history of cancer).

How does lung cancer feel?

There are no specific symptoms and signs suggestive of lung cancer it may be asymptomatic (no symptoms) to severely decreased lung functions or symptoms (breathlessness/hemoptysis/chest pain/weight loss).

When should I see a pulmonary specialist?

Chronic cough for more than 2 weeks or frequent episodes of cough for months/years.

Allergy not under control i.e. frequent requirement of syrup or oral medications and little change in the environment causing trouble.

Presence of Blood in the sputum (phlegm).

Unexplained weight loss associated with cough.

Overweight/obese with excessive daytime sleepiness/irritations.

Localized Chest pain increasing with deep breathing.

Difficulty in breathing (Breathlessness) on exertion or on routine activities.

Unexplained fever (fever of unknown origin).

History of smoking.

To rule out occupational lung disease.

A child having respiratory problems, not responding to routine symptomatic treatment.

Screening at-risk individuals (employee working in industries).

Contact history with tuberculosis patient in the household (contact) to rule outspread of the disease.

How do I know if I have damaged my lungs?

Lung damage can be assessed Screening by PFT/spirometry (lung function) and HRCT CHEST.

What are the early signs of lung disease?

Unproportionate breathlessness i.e. difficulty breathing even for routine daily activities.

Cough not responding to homemade therapies/ OTC drugs.

Hoarseness of voice.

Early Morning bringing out more quantity of expectoration/phlegm/sputum.

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