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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Department of Pulmonology

Department of Pulmonology

The Department of Pulmonology at Aster Prime is one of the most comprehensive units dedicated for the management of the diseases affecting the airways and the lungs. We offer evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatment for conditions such as asthma, COPD, cancers of the airways and lungs, lung infections, sleep apnea, ARDS and respiratory failure.

Our team at the Department of Pulmonology consists of pulmonologists, critical care experts, thoracic surgeons, radiologists. They are well supported by speciality nurses and respiratory therapists. They have years of experience in performing special procedures related to interventional pulmonology (for ailments of the central airways), interventional bronchoscopy (for diagnosis of airway disorders) and transbronchial needle aspiration (for mediastinal disorders). Recently, our department has gained special recognition for the placement of tracheal stent in patients with post intubation tracheal stenosis.

Our diagnostic unit at the Department of Pulmonology offers a variety of advanced tests such as sleep study, diagnostic pleural fluid aspiration, pleural biopsy, medical thoracoscopy. It is fully equipped with modern respiratory diagnostics and treatment instruments such as pediatric flexible bronchoscope, rigid thoracoscope and bronchoscope, portable adult bronchoscope; snare, cautery, and laser for endobronchial resection.

The pulmonology department offers both outpatient and inpatient services, day care wing, and 24/7 emergency service for the patients. Our emergency medical staff is well trained to provide effective services for early stabilization of our patients with respiratory emergencies and to prevent any respiratory complications.

Key Services

Our key services include:

Interventional procedures:

  • Lobectomy
  • Lung transplantation
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Foreign body (FB) removal
  • Tracheal stent placement

Diagnostic services:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Chest Ultrasound
  • Chest x-rays
  • Lung scan
  • Lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary Angiogram
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Spirometry
  • Pleural fluid aspiration
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
  • Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB)
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Peak flow measurement
  • Sleep study

 

 

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