Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases concerning the respiratory tract. It is also known as respiratory, respiratory medicine.

A person specialized in diagnosing and treating respiratory systems including lungs and other organs that help you breathe.


If you have a cough that lasts for a long time, or you have trouble breathing, your regular healthcare provider will suggest you visit a pulmonologist. A pulmonologist is an expert specialist in diagnosing and treating lung-related health illnesses. This is important especially when the condition may need long-term treatment planning and management. 

A glimpse of our best Pulmonologist

DR G.M.V Kasi Ram MBBS MD Pulmonology is a Pulmonologist consultant at Aditya Multi-speciality Hospital and also COVID-19 Specialist Fellowship in Infectious diseases like bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, obstructive airway diseases, and critical care medicine.

Available Investigations at Aditya Multi-speciality hospital are Spirometry, Feno, 6 Minute walk Test, Lung Oscillometry, and Pulmonology Rehabilitation.

What conditions do pulmonologists treat?

Pulmonologists treat conditions of the respiratory system, especially of the lungs. These conditions can be caused by things like inflammation, tissue overgrowth, and infections. Many of these illnesses may need long-term treatment plans. Your pulmonologist will work with your primary care doctor, and perhaps along with other specialists, on treatment plans.

Some conditions treated or handled by pulmonologists include like,

  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • COVID-19
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tuberculosis

A pulmonologist can also treat occupation-related lung conditions like:

  • Asbestosis
  • Chronic beryllium disease 
  • Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis
  • Silicosis

Some of the signs and symptoms of lung issues include are;

  • A cough that doesn’t improve over time (chronic cough condition)
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Sleep apnea symptoms, like excessive exhaustion or loud snoring
  • Dizziness

A pulmonologist might prescribe a few tests to help with the diagnosis and treatment process, which as follow;

  • Blood analysis
  • Imaging tests like ex: chest X-rays or CT scans.
  • Pulmonary function tests.
  • Spirometry
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Sleep studies