Breathing is like a riddle in our life; inhaling and exhaling air is far beyond what we think. They are related to the functions of the heart, lungs, and as well as to molecular processes that govern the body’s energy production. The lungs, airways, and respiratory muscles build a respiratory system and allow us to breathe air. Any problem with these organs leads to respiratory problems, which require immediate medical attention.
Pulmonology is a medical department that deals with various diseases related to the respiratory system. In some areas, it is also known as respiratory medicine or chest medicine. It is a branch of internal medicine that helps to diagnose and provide preventive treatment for various diseases that affect your lungs and respiratory tract.
The doctor who specialised in treating these respiratory conditions is called a Pulmonologist.
Respiratory medicine progressed significantly over the years, and now pulmonologists are able to treat even complex respiratory disorders with ease and much more effectively. Here are some of the most common respiratory conditions that our pulmonologists at Sia Life Hospital can diagnose and treat:
- Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
- Respiratory failure
- Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD)
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases)
- Chronic cough
- Lung cancer
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD
- Occupational lung disease like Asbestosis, Byssinosis (brown lung disease), Farmer’s lung, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Rheumatoid lung disease
- Asthma disorders
- Lung Transplant
- Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
The Pulmonology Department at Sia Life Hospital has extremely skilled pulmonologists who have practically trained in the best pulmonology centres around the world. Our Pulmonologists mainly focus on the diagnosis and management of diseases of your respiratory organs, which includes the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall.
Our pulmonology department works closely with other departments like Critical Care Specialists and Allergists in order to provide unparalleled services to diagnose & treat minor to complicated medical problems of the respiratory system. Our pulmonologists, nurses, and other staff in the pulmonology department at Sia Life Hospital are up to date with the latest technology and medical techniques happening in pulmonology. We are also experts in providing services like:
- Treatment for congenital abnormalities of the lungs
- Home mechanical ventilation (NIV/NIPPV) & oxygen therapy
- Treatment for thoracic skeletal deformities
- Treatment for complex multi-system disorders involving the Lungs
- Treatment for allergic rhinitis & sinusitis
We hold an exceptional history of excellence in critical care and clinical pulmonology, which includes specialised areas like Interventional Pulmonology, multidisciplinary management of rheumatological diseases, and diseases like pulmonary hypertension where your heart and lungs both are involved.
To diagnose and evaluate various conditions affecting your chest, lungs, and respiratory parts, our pulmonary specialists of Sia Life Hospital utilises a wide variety of state-of-the-art devices to provide diagnosis services available on-site, including:
- Arterial blood gas testing
- Medical thoracoscopy
- Blood allergy testing
- Lung function tests
- Bronchial provocation testing
- Flexible bronchoscopy
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
- Respiratory ICU
- Chest X-rays
- Endobronchial ultrasound
- Computed tomography (CT) scanning
- Oximetry testing
- Pulmonary function tests
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
In addition to the above services, our pulmonary specialist doctors at Sia Life Hospital also provide comprehensive hospital-based services & procedures, which include PET scans, TBNA, transbronchial lung biopsies, fiber-optic bronchoscopy, cryobiopsy, and diagnostic endoscopic procedures.
With the help of modern and state-of-the-art equipment, our pulmonology surgeons conduct investigations and perform complex surgeries. We have a team of Pulmonology specialists and advanced interventional pulmonology capability, along with a highly experienced thoracic surgery team.
Pulmonary rehabilitation plays a crucial part in improving lung functions for COPD patients, and we have an extensive rehab center to provide a customised treatment that includes home-based care.
We are best known for the management of critically ill patients with specialised treatment and unique respiratory care by the best pulmonologist in Hyderabad. We can assure you that our pulmonologists at Sia Life Hospital are among the best in the country.