A pulmonologist is a physician specialising in disorders of the respiratory system. While primary care doctors can treat mild or short-term lung conditions, such as those caused by a cold or a respiratory infection, pulmonologists are consulted to diagnose, treat, and manage more complex illnesses affecting the lungs.

You should see a pulmonologist if you face the following symptoms:

+ Chest pain or tightness in the chest
+ Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or fainting
+ Difficulty in breathing, especially during + exercise
+ Wheezing
+ Fatigue
+ Cold that is impacting your respiratory system (recurring or chronic bronchitis).
+ Asthma that isn't well-controlled, or has unidentified triggers.

The Department of Pulmonology at Sagar Hospitals is a state-of-art facility offering advanced diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for a wide range of chest and respiratory diseases.

Treatments and procedures offered at the Department of Pulmonology:

  • + Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • + Evaluation and management of allergies
  • + Bronchoscopic procedures like diagnostic bronchoscopy, biopsies, and broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL).
  • + Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
  • + Evaluation and management of benign and malignant lesions of the lungs and the respiratory tract.
  • + Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) — a minimally invasive surgery.
  • + Sleep studies and treatment of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • + Home continuous positive airway pressure (home CPAP) and home bi-level positive airway pressure (home BiPAP).
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