Respiratory medicine

We provide comprehensive management of all respiratory conditions including asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, tuberculosis (TB), lung cancer, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep disordered breathing, and occupational lung diseases.

Investigations performed include bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, full lung function test, respiratory polysomnograpghy, oxygen assessments, thoracic ultrasound, CT-guided lung biopsy, mantaux and allergy tests.

Specialists treatment offered include non-invasive ventilation (NIV), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), ultrasound guided chest drains and pleurodesis, contact tracing and family screening for tuberculosis, assessment for long-term oxygen and nebulizer therapy.

Key telephone numbers

Chest Clinic at King George Hospital: 020 8970 8049
Gentian Ward at King George Hospital: 020 8970 8137
Bluebell Ward A at Queen's Hospital:  01708 503 819

Clinics

Queen’s Hospital, Bluebell A Ward: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

King George Hospital, Gentian Ward: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Key staff

Clinical lead: Dr Rajesh Banka

Respiratory matron: Linda Davies

Respiratory consultants: Dr Robin Johns, Dr Urmi Gupta, Dr Ajitha Jayaratnamatory, Dr Aklak Choudhury, Dr Rizwan Kaiser, Dr Arunesh Kumar and Dr Manoj Menon
Tuberculosis Nurse Specialist: Joanne McGivney

Frequently Asked Questions

My GP suspects lung cancer - how quickly will I be seen?

All suspected lung cancers are seen within 14 days of referral.

How long do I have to wait for a bronchoscopy?

Currently, appointments are offered within a week. There is no waiting list.

I have just been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). I am worried about my children and spreading the disease.

We provide family screening and trace all contacts of known cases of TB.

Where can I have an investigation and treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea?

This service is available at the chest clinic at King George Hospital.