Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology And Sleep Medicine

Pulmonology, interventional Pulmonology And Sleep Medicine

The Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology, and Sleep Medicine has a team of surgeons and physicians who have received training from renowned institutions and provide the best treatments to all suffering patients. Gleneagles Hospitals aims to help every individual live their fullest life without difficulty. The wards and consultation rooms are well-equipped with advanced machinery for treating patients. The department is well-staffed with nurses and technicians to perform procedures efficiently.


People suffering from respiratory illness often find it very difficult to breathe without any effort. Most of the time, lung diseases affect your independence thereby reducing the quality of life. We are concerned about your health and so Gleneagles Hospitals offers the best set of pulmonologists for your care.

The Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology, and Sleep Medicine has a team of surgeons and physicians who are trained by renowned institutions and provide the best treatments to all patients suffering from respiratory disorders. Gleneagles Hospitals aims at helping every individual to breathe to their fullest without any difficulty.

The wards and consultation rooms are well equipped with all the advanced machinery for the treatment of the patients. The department is well-staffed with nurses and technicians to perform the procedures with ease.

The diagnostic tests and the treatments mentioned below are offered by the Department of Pulmonology.

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Treatment for asthma
  • Treatment for emphysema
  • Treatment for sleep disorders
  • Treatment for pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment

Gleneagles Hospitals provides comprehensive care for lung diseases and has an amalgam of services offered to help you lead a healthy life.

The Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine is a novel subspecialty under Pulmonology and focuses on providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to treat patients suffering from various pulmonary disorders and conditions. At Gleneagles Hospitals, we are committed to providing patient-centric comprehensive healthcare services with cutting-edge technology and equipment. We strive to offer the most appropriate analysis, evaluation, and treatment for pulmonary disorders.

Pulmonologists in the Department of Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Gleneagles Hospitals are highly qualified and possess acute clinical acumen to provide exceptional medical care for a wide range of respiratory and pulmonary problems. With great dexterity and extensive clinical and surgical expertise, our healthcare professionals aim to deliver best-in-class services to enhance every patient's quality of life.

Interventional Pulmonology

Pulmonary and respiratory problems can significantly impact people's ability to breathe freely. Conditions affecting the lungs and airways can vary, from common colds and lung infections to undiagnosed lung abnormalities and cancer. Interventional pulmonology has revolutionised the field of pulmonary medicine by bringing in advanced, minimally invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment of both malignant and nonmalignant conditions of the lungs and airways.

Treatment of Interventional Pulmonology  

Some of the major conditions diagnosed and treated by the Department of Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine include the following:

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Pleural Disorders 
  • Amyloidosis
  • Severe Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Tumours
  • Airway Stricture
  • Compressed Airways
  • Bleeding or Inflammation in the Lungs and/or the Airways 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Transplant 
Interventional Pulmonology Procedures

At Gleneagles Hospitals, we offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for the management of lung problems. Our treatment services and medical care are aimed at enhancing the health and vitality of our patients. We use a variety of interventional pulmonology procedures to provide diagnosis and treatment of various issues related to the lungs and the airways. Some of the common procedures performed under the purview of interventional pulmonology include the following.

  • Bronchoscopy: Bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure using tiny cameras and surgical instruments passed through a bronchoscope. This medical procedure is performed as a part of diagnosis and treatment and is often used along with other forms of lung treatment to get a better view of the internal structures of the lungs and obtain fluid samples or tissue samples for effective testing. Bronchoscopy allows patients to undergo surgical procedures without the need for hospitalisation.
  • Airway Ablation: Removing obstacles or obstructions from the airways.
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty: A potential treatment for severe asthma which involves delivering controlled thermal energy through a bronchoscope to reduce the amount of smooth muscles responsible for narrowing the airways. 
  • Pleuroscopy: Pleuroscopy allows visualisation of the layers lining the lungs and performing biopsy along with draining of pleural fluid, if necessary.

Sleep Medicine

Sleep is an integral part of our well-being. A disturbed sleep cycle can affect our physical and mental health immensely. The Department of Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine aims to provide customised solutions to the sleeping issues of patients through a thorough evaluation of the sleeping issues to understand the condition fully.  

Sleep Medicine Diagnostic & Treatment Procedures

Treatment of sleeping disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose the sleeping issues faced as well as find out the underlying cause of such problems. Some of the methods used for the assessment of sleeping patterns involve the following.

Overnight Sleep Study: Nocturnal Polysomnograms (PSG), or overnight attended sleep study, is an important sleep testing procedure used for the diagnosis of conditions such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and periodic limb movement disorder. 

Daytime Sleep Study: Monitoring the activities of an individual during the day can help doctors gain valuable insights into the daytime sleepiness of the patients. Under daytime sleep study, two procedures may be performed based on the requirements of the patient– multiple sleep latency test and maintenance of wakefulness test. A multiple sleep latency test may help diagnose narcolepsy. 

Actigraphy: The actigraphy technique involves using an actigraph for some time to get an objective measurement of the sleep schedule of the patient. The data from this procedure helps to understand any circadian rhythm disorders such as insomnia.

Why Choose Gleneagles Hospitals?

At Gleneagles Hospitals, the Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine is well-equipped with advanced state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to treat and manage a wide range of health conditions and ailments concerning the lungs and the airways. Our team of pulmonologists consists of the top Pulmonology consultants and surgeons in India who have vast experience in treating and dealing with patients with various medical needs. Our surgical rooms and treatment wards are well equipped with advanced facilities to aid pulmonologists in providing the highest quality of treatment for various pulmonary ailments. 

Dedicated nurses and professional caregivers provide compassionate patient care to ensure proper recovery through innovative therapies. Innovative diagnostic and treatment therapies using a multidisciplinary approach are at our disposal, helping our pulmonologists gain valuable insights into our patients’ conditions and create a personalised treatment plan.


QUIT SMOKING: Cigarette smoking is the main culprit that damages your lungs. Cigarette smoke can narrow the airways and make breathing difficult. Chronic smoking gradually damages the lung tissue and can lead to cancer, where the condition is irreversible. It’s never too late to gain benefits from quitting.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO POLLUTANTS: Exposure to passive smoking, outdoor pollution and chemicals can cause damage to the lungs or worsen lung disease. So, avoiding exposure to the pollutants can decrease the risk of lung disease.

GET ACTIVE: Physical activity improves overall health. Aerobic exercise and breathing exercise improves the lung capacity and lung function. These types of physical activities can improve your mood and help you relax.

PREVENT INFECTIONS: A simple cold or a respiratory infection can sometimes become serious and lead to complications. So, protect yourself by practising good hygiene and getting vaccinated against influenza.

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Increasing particulate matter in the air we breathe and the growing habit of smoking amongst all groups have made our populace ever so susceptible to Lung disorders and diseases. Some of the common lung-related disorders include - Pneumonia, Asthma, COPD, and Lung Cancer. With the best infrastructure and highly qualified pulmonologists, Gleneagles Hospitals delivers comprehensive consultation and excellent surgical care to overcome all lung-related conditions. The Department of Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine offers excellent treatment for the following diseases.


  • Which is the best hospital for lungs in India?

    Gleneagles Hospitals is the best pulmonology hospital in India for the treatment of various lung disorders and advanced facilities for lung transplant surgery in India, recognized as the top pulmonology hospital in India and have successfully performed a wide range of lung surgeries as well as delivering exceptional patient care and treatment.

  • What is the pulmonology department in a hospital?

    The Department of Pulmonology is a team of the best lungs doctor in India (surgeons and physicians) who are trained to provide the best of treatments to all the patients suffering from respiratory disorders. People suffering from respiratory illness often find it very difficult to breathe without any effort. Gleneagles Hospitals aim at helping every individual to breathe to their fullest without any difficulty.

Why Choose Us?

  • Patient Experience


    Your care and comfort are our top priorities. We ensure that the patients are well informed prior to every step we take for their benefit and that their queries are effectively answered.

  • Latest Technologies


    The Gleneagles Hospitals' team stays up to date on the advancements in medical procedures and technologies. Experience the Future Healthcare Technologies now at Gleneagles Hospitals.

  • Providing Quality Care


    Strengthening lives through compassionate care, innovative therapies and relentless efforts. It reflects in the DNA of our passionate team of doctors and dedicated clinical staff.

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