Lung health is essential to your wellbeing.

Lung disease can significantly affect the quality of your life. Symptoms of breathlessness, cough, recurrent chest infections and chest pain can limit your enjoyment of life, restrict your ability to work and study and if severe result in hospital admissions and even affect the length of your life. CT scans performed by your GP may have identified concerning abnormalities that cause stress and anxiety. We are here to help.

The Lung specialist team at MMS is committed to assessing your symptoms providing rapid review, appropriate testing and discussing with you how to manage your symptoms and any identified disease. We will work together with you and your GP to achieve your wellbeing, help you through any difficult decisions and support you if there are trying times ahead.

Our team of experts is focused on providing a quality diagnostic and clinical respiratory service that utilises state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, highly trained respiratory technicians and specialist doctors which ensure the most accurate diagnosis and treatment options are provided to you. We work closely with ICON chemotherapy and radiotherapy service in Midland and our lung surgeon colleagues to provide complete lung cancer management service.

If you are concerned about your lung health please speak to your GP and ask if a referral to see a lung (respiratory) specialist is needed.

Conditions Managed

All our doctors are available for general consultations in their field of respiratory medicine, however each clinician also has special interests and expertise in certain areas.

  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Lung Clot)
  • Chronic Cough

 

Lung Testing Service

We perform comprehensive lung testing either on site or at the SJOG Midland lung function unit:

  • Full lung function
  • Spirometry
  • Bronchial Provocation test

These tests are used to help diagnose and identify your respiratory conditions. If you require one of these tests our doctors will carefully explain what they involve. You will find a description of these test in our patient resource section.

Respiratory Procedures

Our team has expertise in the following procedures​

  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Bedside thoracic ultrasound imaging
  • Chest drain insertion and pleural fluid aspiration
  • Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) insertion and management
  • Medical Pleuroscopy

These procedures are used to help diagnose or treat respiratory conditions. If you require one of these tests our doctors will carefully explain what the procedure involves, the associated risks and benefits and potential alternatives. ​You will find a description of these procedures in our patient resource section.