Advanced Centre for Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a specialization in medicine which deals with problems associated with breathing and lung health. With an increase in industrialization, population and ever-increasing air pollution respiratory problems are on the rise. We at Aster RV Bangalore understand the rising need for a comprehensive respiratory care unit which caters to a wide range of respiratory services including preventive medicine, early diagnosis of respiratory conditions and optimal, timely management of lung diseases. Our top pulmonologist in Bangalore provides comprehensive respiratory care to their patients. 


The Centre of Excellence in Pulmonology at Aster RV specialises in clinical pulmonology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosis and management of lung diseases, sleep medicine, critical care, management of advanced lung diseases and lung transplantation. The overall approach is to foster an environment in the treatment of these disorders where we combine expertise, information, communication and support to help the patient and the family with the difficult times which come with critical illness and chest disorders. We understand the crisis which descends on individuals and families in these times and tries as both professionals and individuals to be with you through these challenging periods in a very comprehensive way. 


At this Centre of Excellence, we follow International treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based care at all times and offer best-in-class healthcare services for both adult and paediatric care. 

Key Procedures

Out patient services- Respiratory Care
  • Out patient consultation for children, adults and elders with airway disorders such as Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and Bronchiectesis. We are a specialized centre for preventive, educational and treatment aspects of Asthma, COPD and other airway disorders and provide comprehensive services to take care of these patients
  • Asthma and Allergy Clinic-Immunotherapy
  • Pleural diseases such as Pleural effusion and Pneumothorax
  • Interstitial lung diseases (ILD), including Sarcoidosis and IPF
  • Pulmonary Vascular diseases, including Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary rehabilitation and Advanced Lung diseases
  • Lung Cancer and other forms of cancer which affects the lungs
  • Shortness of breath due to any cause
  • Tuberculosis -Pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB, MDR-TB treatment
  • Peri-operative care of patients with lung diseases
  • Respiratory care of neuromuscular diseases such as motor neuron diseases and kyphoscoliosis
  • Smoking-related lung disorders and smoking prevention
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Dedicated physiotherapy Services in OPD/IPD
  • Dedicated units for thoracic surgeries using endoscopic techniques such as VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery)
  • Psychosocial counselling for patients after thoracic surgery
Critical Care Services

Respiratory failure due to any cause including but not limited to:

  • Pneumonia - Community acquired/Hospital - associated/Viral/H1N1
  • Acute severe COPD Exacerbations and Acute severe Asthma/Status asthmaticus
  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • OSA and other Type II respiratory failures
  • Shock due to any cause, commonly, sepsis and septic shock
  • Management of Multiorgan dysfunction (MODS)
  • Expertise in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Coma And altered sensorium due to any cause
  • Renal Failure
  • Cardiac problems requiring critical care
  • Toxicological problems
  • Poisoning
  • Drug Overdose
Interventional Pulmonology

Video bronchoscope for

  • Bronchial washings
  • TBNA-Transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Radial EBUS Guided Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBB)

EBUS guided mediastinal lymph node sampling 

Rigid Bronchoscopy

  • Therapeutic - Tumour debulking, electrocautery
  • Argon plasma coagulation, Cryotherapy
  • Airway stent placement- silicon/ meta
  • Cryobiopsy of the lung
  • Foreign body removal

Thoracoscopy- Diagnostic/ Therapeutic

  • Pleurodesis
  • Indwelling pleural catheter placement

Percutaneous tracheostomy

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT)

Sleep Lab
  • Complete and split overnight polysomnography
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • CPAP titration sleep study
Pulmonary Function Lab
  • FeNo
  • CPet
  • Exercise Challenge Test
  • Bronchial Provocation Test
Allergy Clinic
  • Skin Prick Test
  • Allergy blood test
  • Allergen immunotherapy
Lung transplantation

Lung transplantation has become an established modality of treatment for patients with advanced lung diseases including ILD, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Primary Pulmonary hypertension etc. in whom despite optimal medical therapy available the disease continues to progress. Optimal medical management, pulmonary rehabilitation and timely referral for lung transplantation procedure are of paramount importance.


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