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Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonology is the branch of medicine dealing with the respiratory tract. Also called chest medicine, it involves managing patients needing life support and mechanical ventilation. Common diseases affecting the chest are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, pneumonia, interstitial lung disease and tuberculosis. The field has evolved rapidly with newer and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures available for solving complex medical challenges faced by patients having lung and breathing conditions.

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Reliance Hospital offers comprehensive care across the broad spectrum of advanced diagnostic procedures (endo bronchial ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, spirometry), innovative therapeutic techniques (rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial brachytherapy, bronchial thermoplasty) to surgical interventions (lung volume reduction, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) and study of sleep disorders, management of lung cancer and lung transplantation. Our doctors are specialised and supported by modern technology to treat patients better and efficiently.

Our Department utilises an evidence-based approach in patient care and hence our clinical outcomes are at par with international protocols and quality standards. This is also made feasible through continuous training designed to upgrade skills of our clinical and support team.


  • Fully-Equipped Bronchoscopy Suite With C-Arm Facility
  • State-Of-The-Art PFT Machine
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Pleuroscopy (thoracoscopy)
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Tracheostomy