Pulmonology (Respiratory Medicine)

Providing comprehensive care for all your respiratory health needs!

Expertise in Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine

At Sparsh Hospital, a super-specialty hospital in Panvel, we specialize in providing top-notch care for pulmonary conditions. Our team of experienced pulmonologists is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of respiratory disorders.


A biopsy is a medical procedure in which a sample of tissue or cells is taken from a specific area of the body for further examination. It is commonly performed to diagnose and determine the presence of abnormalities, such as cancer, infections, or inflammatory conditions.

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis. Our team of experienced medical professionals specializes in performing biopsies, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure the highest level of precision and safety.

We offer a range of biopsy procedures to meet your specific needs. This includes:

  1. Needle Biopsy: This minimally invasive technique involves using a thin needle to extract a sample of tissue or cells. It is commonly used for biopsies of the breast, prostate, thyroid, and other accessible areas.
  2. Surgical Biopsy: In cases where a larger tissue sample is required or when the area of concern is deeper within the body, a surgical biopsy may be performed. This involves making a small incision to access the tissue, which is then removed for examination.
  3. Endoscopic Biopsy: Endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy or bronchoscopy, allow our medical team to visualize and obtain samples from the digestive tract or respiratory system, respectively.

Regardless of the type of biopsy performed, our skilled pathologists will analyze the tissue samples in our advanced laboratory to provide accurate and detailed results. This enables our healthcare professionals to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific condition.

At Sparsh Hospital, your comfort and well-being during the biopsy procedure are important to us. We prioritize patient care and ensure that you receive the necessary support throughout the entire process. Our team will guide you every step of the way, answering any questions or concerns you may have.

Rest assured that at Sparsh Hospital, you are in the hands of experienced medical professionals who are committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare. If you require a biopsy or have any concerns regarding your health, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Book an appointment with Sparsh Hospital today, and let us provide you with the expert care you deserve.

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the smooth muscles in the airways of the lungs. It is designed to provide long-term relief for patients with severe asthma who do not respond well to traditional asthma medications. This procedure aims to reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, improve overall lung function, and enhance the quality of life.

During the bronchial thermoplasty procedure, a specialized device is used to deliver controlled thermal energy to the airway walls. This energy gently heats and reduces the excess muscle tissue, which can contribute to the narrowing of the airways in patients with severe asthma. By reducing the amount of smooth muscle, the airways become less responsive and constrict less, leading to improved breathing and increased airflow.

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the challenges faced by patients with severe asthma, and our team of experienced healthcare professionals specializes in performing bronchial thermoplasty. We utilize advanced technology and techniques to ensure the highest level of safety and efficacy during the procedure.

The treatment with bronchial thermoplasty typically consists of three separate sessions, each targeting a different section of the lungs. These sessions are usually scheduled a few weeks apart, allowing for adequate recovery and evaluation of treatment results.

After the bronchial thermoplasty procedure, our team will closely monitor your progress and provide appropriate follow-up care. It is important to note that bronchial thermoplasty is not a curative treatment for asthma, but it can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, leading to better asthma control and improved quality of life.

At Sparsh Hospital, your well-being is our top priority. We strive to deliver the highest quality care for patients undergoing bronchial thermoplasty, combining our expertise, advanced medical technology, and compassionate approach. If you have severe asthma that is not well-controlled by traditional treatments, bronchial thermoplasty may be an option for you. Book an appointment with Sparsh Hospital today and let our dedicated team of professionals assist you on your journey towards achieving better asthma control and improved respiratory health.


Bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope into the airways to examine the lungs. This procedure can help identify and diagnose various respiratory conditions, such as lung infections, tumors, inflammation, or bleeding. Additionally, it can be used for therapeutic purposes, including removing blockages, taking tissue samples, or delivering medications directly to the lungs.

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the importance of accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Our team of experienced respiratory specialists utilizes advanced bronchoscopy techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest level of precision and safety during the procedure.

There are two types of bronchoscopy: flexible bronchoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy.

  1. Flexible Bronchoscopy: This is the most common type of bronchoscopy. It involves the use of a flexible bronchoscope that can navigate the intricate airways of the lungs. The thin, lighted tube is inserted through the nose or mouth and passed down into the windpipe and bronchi to examine the lung tissue. This procedure is usually done under local anesthesia with or without sedation.
  2. Rigid Bronchoscopy: In certain cases, a rigid bronchoscope may be necessary, especially when there is a need for more direct access or when removing larger airway obstructions. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia.

During the bronchoscopy procedure, our skilled medical team will carefully guide the bronchoscope and examine the airways, collecting samples or performing necessary interventions. These samples can be evaluated in our advanced laboratory to aid in the diagnosis of various respiratory conditions.

Our priority at Sparsh Hospital is to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the bronchoscopy procedure. Our team will provide the necessary support, address any concerns you may have, and guide you through the process to make it as smooth as possible.

Rest assured that at Sparsh Hospital, you are in the hands of experienced medical professionals who are committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare. If you require a bronchoscopy or have any concerns regarding your respiratory health, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Book an appointment with Sparsh Hospital today, and let us provide you with the expert care you deserve.

Foreign Body Removal

Foreign body removal is a specialized procedure performed to safely extract objects that have become lodged in various parts of the body, such as the throat, airways, ears, nose, or gastrointestinal tract. These objects can include food particles, toys, small household items, or other foreign objects. Prompt removal is crucial to prevent complications, such as infection, damage to tissues, or blockage of the airway.

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the urgency and delicacy of foreign body removal. Our experienced medical professionals are skilled in using minimally invasive techniques to extract objects safely and effectively, minimizing discomfort and potential complications.

The procedure for foreign body removal varies depending on the location and nature of the object. Our team of specialists will assess your specific situation and tailor the procedure accordingly. We utilize advanced medical equipment, such as endoscopes, forceps, or other specialized instruments, to visualize and carefully extract the foreign body.

Our priority is to ensure your comfort and safety during the foreign body removal procedure. Our medical team will guide you through each step of the process, explaining the procedure, addressing any concerns, and providing necessary pain relief or anesthesia if required.

After the foreign body is successfully removed, our healthcare professionals will assess for any potential complications or injuries. We will provide appropriate aftercare instructions to promote healing and to prevent further incidents.

At Sparsh Hospital, we are committed to your well-being and strive to deliver the highest quality care in foreign body removal. If you or a loved one has swallowed or lodged a foreign object, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Book an appointment with Sparsh Hospital today, and let our dedicated team of professionals assist you in safely and efficiently removing the foreign body, ensuring your recovery and peace of mind.

Lung Transplant

A lung transplant is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or failing lung is replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. This procedure is typically reserved for individuals with severe lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension, whose lung function is significantly compromised and who have exhausted other treatment options.

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the complexities and challenges surrounding lung transplantation. Our team of highly skilled surgeons, pulmonologists, critical care specialists, and transplant coordinators work together to ensure a comprehensive evaluation, personalized treatment plan, and exceptional post-transplant care.

The lung transplant process involves several stages:

  1. Evaluation: Our team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for lung transplantation. This will include medical tests, imaging studies, and consultations with various specialists to assess your overall health and lung function.
  2. Waiting List: If you are deemed eligible for lung transplantation, we will work with national and international organ procurement organizations to place you on a waiting list for a compatible donor lung.
  3. Surgery: Once a suitable donor lung becomes available, the transplant surgery will be performed. Our skilled surgical team will carefully remove the diseased lung and replace it with the healthy donor lung.
  4. Post-Transplant Care: Following the surgery, you will be closely monitored in our specialized transplant unit. Our multidisciplinary team will provide comprehensive post-operative care, including immunosuppressive medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing support to ensure a successful recovery.
  5. Long-term Management: After a lung transplant, long-term management is crucial. Our expert team will guide you through immunosuppressive therapy, regular follow-up visits, and lifestyle modifications to optimize lung function and overall well-being.

At Sparsh Hospital, your safety and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that a lung transplant is a complex procedure, and our experienced medical professionals are committed to delivering exceptional care at every step of the journey.

If you or a loved one is suffering from end-stage lung disease and would like to explore the possibility of a lung transplant, we encourage you to book a consultation with Sparsh Hospital. Our dedicated team will provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans, offering you the highest quality care and support on your path to improved lung function and a better quality of life.

Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is a medical intervention aimed at delivering supplemental oxygen to individuals who have low levels of oxygen in their blood or are experiencing difficulty breathing. It is a fundamental treatment method used to ensure adequate oxygen supply to the body’s organs and tissues, promoting overall well-being and improving respiratory function.

At Sparsh Hospital, we offer various forms of oxygen therapy tailored to meet the specific needs of our patients:

  1. Oxygen Concentrators: These are devices that extract oxygen from the surrounding air and deliver it in a concentrated form through a nasal cannula or face mask. Oxygen concentrators are effective for patients with chronic lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, who may require long-term oxygen therapy.
  2. Oxygen Cylinders: We provide portable oxygen cylinders that contain compressed oxygen. These cylinders are ideal for patients who need oxygen therapy on the go or in areas where oxygen concentrators may not be readily available.
  3. Oxygen Tents and Hoods: Oxygen tents and hoods are enclosed devices that deliver a higher concentration of oxygen around the patient. They are commonly used for infants or children who require oxygen therapy and are unable to tolerate nasal cannulas or masks.
  4. High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): This method delivers a high flow of heated and humidified oxygen through a specialized nasal cannula. HFNC provides a comfortable and effective way of delivering oxygen to patients who require higher oxygen concentrations.

Our dedicated team of respiratory therapists and healthcare professionals at Sparsh Hospital will assess your specific condition and determine the most appropriate oxygen therapy for you. We will closely monitor your oxygen levels, adjust the flow rate as required, and provide ongoing support to ensure your comfort and well-being.

We understand that managing oxygen therapy can be challenging, and our team is here to offer guidance, education, and assistance in navigating this aspect of your treatment. We are committed to providing you with personalized care, addressing your concerns, and empowering you with the knowledge necessary to manage your oxygen therapy effectively.

If you or a loved one requires oxygen therapy, we encourage you to reach out to Sparsh Hospital. Our compassionate team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of healthcare, ensuring that you receive optimal support, and helping you achieve better respiratory health.


Pleuroscopy involves the examination of the pleural cavity, the space between the lungs and the chest wall, using a thin, flexible tube called a pleuroscope. This procedure allows our experienced medical professionals to visualize and diagnose various conditions affecting the pleura, such as pleural effusions, pleural infections, pleural tumors, or pleural thickening. 

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis to guide appropriate treatment decisions. Our team of skilled pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons utilize pleuroscopy as a valuable tool to assess the pleural space and provide precise diagnoses. 

During the pleuroscopy procedure, a small incision is made in the chest wall, and the pleuroscope is inserted through this incision. The pleuroscope is equipped with a light source and a camera, allowing the healthcare professional to visualize the pleural cavity on a monitor. Other specialized instruments can also be inserted through additional incisions to perform therapeutic interventions, such as biopsy, drainage of pleural fluid, or pleurodesis, a procedure to prevent fluid accumulation. 

Pleuroscopy offers numerous advantages over traditional diagnostic methods, such as obtaining direct visual confirmation, minimal invasiveness, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. Our dedicated medical team at Sparsh Hospital will guide you through each step of the pleuroscopy procedure, explaining the process and addressing any concerns you may have. 

After the pleuroscopy, our healthcare professionals will analyze the obtained samples or perform necessary interventions based on the findings. We will provide you with a comprehensive report and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific condition. 

At Sparsh Hospital, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care in pleuroscopy. Our state-of-the-art facilities and skilled medical professionals ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our patients. We strive to provide accurate diagnoses, effective treatments, and compassionate support throughout your journey to improved respiratory health. 

If you require a pleuroscopy or suspect a pleural condition, we encourage you to book a consultation with Sparsh Hospital. Our dedicated team will provide thorough evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and exceptional care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your respiratory health.


Spirometry is a simple and non-invasive procedure that measures how much air you can inhale and exhale and how quickly you can do so. It is a key tool in assessing lung health and diagnosing conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other respiratory disorders. 

At Sparsh Hospital, we have a skilled team of pulmonologists and respiratory therapists who perform spirometry tests in a comfortable and professional environment. The test involves a patient breathing into a device called a spirometer. The spirometer records various parameters, including the volume and speed of airflow, allowing our healthcare professionals to assess lung capacity, airflow limitations, and the presence of any abnormalities. 

Spirometry tests can provide valuable information, including: 

  1. Forced Vital Capacity (FVC): This measures the maximum amount of air you can exhale forcefully after taking a deep breath. It helps evaluate lung capacity. 
  2. Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1): This measures the amount of air you can forcefully exhale in one second. It helps determine the presence and severity of airflow obstruction. 
  3. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF): This measures the maximum speed at which you can exhale air. It is commonly monitored in patients with asthma to assess the effectiveness of treatment. 
  4. Forced Expiratory Flow at 25-75% (FEF25-75%): This measures the average speed of airflow during the middle half of the forced exhalation. It helps detect abnormalities in smaller airways. 

Spirometry is a valuable tool not only for diagnosing respiratory conditions but also for monitoring disease progression and assessing treatment effectiveness. Our team at Sparsh Hospital will carefully analyze your spirometry results, interpret the data, and develop a personalized treatment plan to manage your respiratory health effectively. 

We understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis in optimizing patient care. With our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced medical professionals, Sparsh Hospital is committed to providing accurate spirometry tests, comprehensive evaluations, and individualized treatment plans to promote optimal respiratory function and improve your quality of life. 

If you suspect a respiratory condition or would like to assess your lung function through spirometry, we encourage you to book a consultation with Sparsh Hospital. Our dedicated team will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and provide exceptional care to address your respiratory health concerns.

Advanced diagnostic procedures

We offer a range of diagnostic procedures to accurately assess your condition. From biopsies to bronchial thermoplasty, our state-of-the-art facilities and skilled medical professionals ensure precise and reliable results.

Pioneering treatments for respiratory conditions

Our hospital is equipped with the latest technology and expertise to perform bronchoscopy, foreign body removal, lung transplant, oxygen therapy, pleuroscopy, and spirometry. Rest assured that you will receive the most advanced treatments available.

Compassionate care every step of the way

At Sparsh Hospital, we understand that dealing with respiratory issues can be challenging. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing personalized care and support throughout your treatment journey.

Your health is our priority

Experience the highest standard of care at Sparsh Hospital. We prioritize your well-being by offering cutting-edge technology, expert medical staff, and a warm and welcoming environment.

Make Your Appointment