Leading Respiratory Hospitals in Mumbai
Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that is involved with the function of the respiratory system, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. Respiratory diseases can be grouped as either obstructive (conditions that lower the rate of airflow into and out of the lungs, such as in asthma) or restrictive (conditions that cause a reduction in the functional volume of the lungs, such as in emphysema.) They can cause mild but annoying discomfort, disrupting quality of life like common cold, while others can be life-threatening diseases such as lung cancer.
At Fortis, our Department of Respiratory Medicine uses the most advanced techniques in modern, patient-centered facilities to provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. Our advanced respiratory care services are designed to help patients breathe easier, for various pulmonary and respiratory conditions.
Our teams of respiratory care experts include pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, endoscopists, nurses and registered dietitians. They have a broad range of diagnostic and treatment expertise in conditions ranging from general respiratory infections and pneumonia to cancer of the lung, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, hypertension and sleep disorders. When surgery is recommended, pulmonologists work collaboratively with thoracic surgeons to provide the best medical and surgical therapies available for lung and chest conditions.
We are committed to providing the latest cutting-edge technology for optimal care of our patients. We are equipped with modern endoscopy facilities, advanced pulmonary function laboratory apart from a dedicated sleep medicine unit. We also run programs for smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory allergies. Our department has a longstanding tradition of providing warm, welcoming environment, state-of-the-art technology and multidisciplinary approaches to the evaluation and management of any type of respiratory disorders.
A hallmark of Fortis is that we encourage the active involvement of our patients. We spend time discussing the benefits and risks associated of each procedure and treatment option, and encourage our patients to become as knowledgeable as possible. We strive to bring clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.