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Clinical Specialties

Respiratory Health & Common Conditions

Doctors in respiratory medicine diagnose and treat conditions affecting the respiratory (breathing) system such as the nose, throat, larynx, the windpipe, the lungs and the diaphragm. They have specialised training and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases.

Your general practitioner (GP) would refer you to a respiratory medicine physician if you were having breathing problems. They will assess and determine what might be required to fix the problem by conducting a number of tests.

At Sydney Adventist Hospital our experienced respiratory medicine specialists are concerned with early diagnosis and treatment of your respiratory condition. Also known as thoracic medicine specialists or pulmonologists, our respiratory specialists offer excellence in bronchoscopy, spirometry, pulmonary function tests and advanced radiologic imaging which are frequently used diagnostic tools in treating your condition.

Our doctors are able to treat both paediatric and adult respiratory conditions with paediatric sleep study procedures scheduled through the San Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit. Should your child require a respiratory admission, our Children’s Ward is staffed with skilled clinicians to care for your child.

Should the respiratory physician determine that your condition is a more complex lung or heart problem, then they may refer you to a cardiothoracic surgeon for more involved assessment and possible surgery.

You can search for a specialist in Respiratory Medicine in your area now through our Find a Specialist search function.

Respiratory Conditions we Treat

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial Disease
  • Mesothelioma, asbestosis
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic cough
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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services