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Sakra Department of Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine Department


We at Sakra World Hospital, provide services for all respiratory disorders. Our aim is to be a care provider of first choice, for the referring physicians as well as for the patients who seek surgical management for respiratory disease and problems.
The Department of Respiratory Medicine at Sakra World Hospital makes sure that comprehensive care is provided for both inpatients and outpatients with any pulmonary problem.

We make it our responsibility to use and provide patients with the latest technological equipment for any pulmonary disease. We provide various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with Fibre optic and rigid Bronchoscope.


The respiratory and sleep medicine department at Sakra has the following facilities:

1) Pulmonary care - Outpatient and Inpatient care of a spectrum of patients with Respiratory diseases including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of -
  • Airways Diseases e.g. Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, COPD, Bronchiectasis etc.
  • Interstitial Lung diseases
  • Pleural diseases such as Pleural effusion and Pneumothorax
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Smoking cessation
  • Perioperative care of patients with Lung diseases
  • Respiratory care of patients with chronic neuromuscular diseases
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
  • Tuberculosis/infectious diseases of the lung
2) Pulmonary Function Lab
  • Pulmonary Function test – Spirometry
  • PFT with post Bronchodilator therapy
  • Diffusion Study
  • Lung Volumes
  • Maximum Inspiratory and expiratory pressure for Neuromuscular disorders
  • Six minute walk test
  • Peak Expiratory Flow rate (PEFR)
3) Bronchoscopy Suite
  • Various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are done with Fibre optic and rigid Bronchoscope
  • Diagnostic video-Bronchoscopy with BAL
  • Trans-bronchial Biopsy (TBB)
  • Trans-bronchial Lung Biopsy (TBLB)
  • Bronchoscopic foreign body removal
  • Tracheal dilatation and or stenting
  • Electro-cauterization of Growth
  • Medical Thoracoscopy for evaluation and treatment of pleural diseases
  • Endo bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for diagnosis and staging of mediastinal adenopathy
4) Sleep Lab
  • 32 channel poly-somnography available for
  • Diagnostic and Titration sleep study
  • Multiple sleep Latency test (MSLT)
5) Interventional Pulmonology
Emerging field in pulmonary medicine which deals with use of advance diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to treat various benign, cancerous and pleural diseases.

6) Specialty Clinics:
  • Asthma/ COPD
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Sleep Clinic in association with ENT and Psychiatrist
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic in association with cardiologist

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Frequently Asked Questions

Allergy is caused when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance and releases histamines, resulting in classic allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy nose or eyes, and a runny nose. Allergies do not spread.

We have to avoid the trigger and control the active symptoms of allergies.

The symptoms of asthma are wheezing, a cough lasting for more than 2 weeks, difficulty breathing, and Chest tightness.

Generally, surgery is recommended if your asthma condition is severe.

Adult symptoms are dry cough and chest tightness. Pediatric Symptoms are stuffy nose, breathing problems, exhaustion after playing, and reduction in physical activity.

Keep your environment clean at home by cleaning curtains, mattresses & pillows in order to manage a healthy lifestyle.

The symptoms include cough, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, and watery eyes.

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Yes, yoga is a good initiative for an asthma condition.

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