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Expert assessment and treatment of respiratory conditions
Diseases and conditions affecting the respiratory system can be categorised as:
Many respiratory problems can be frightening to experience. Whether you are struggling with frequent bouts of breathlessness or frustrated by a long-term cough, highly experienced Consultants at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for people aged 18+. They would be delighted to help you too.
Please note that patients with symptoms or a diagnosis of Long COVID are best treated by specialist clinics established in Primary Care, not a Respiratory Consultant at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital.
Your respiratory system plays a crucial role in your health. A problem in any part of it can cause certain symptoms, including:
Common respiratory conditions that people visit us for help with include:
Asthma – causes wheezing and shortness of breath. While many people find their asthma is well-controlled with appropriate treatment, an asthma attack is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent treatment.
Treatment will always be tailored to your specific needs. To ensure you receive the optimal treatment, your Consultant at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital may need to work closely with specialists in another area. For example, if a respiratory cause for chest pains has been ruled out, you may be referred to Cardiology for further investigation.
Most people are referred to us by their GP, another healthcare professional, or their private medical insurance provider. Other self-refer to avoid the delay in being seen through the NHS.
A medical referral is helpful, as it gives your Consultant easy access to your previous medical history and any recent or relevant test results, such as blood tests or a chest X-ray.
When you meet with your Consultant, they will talk with you in detail about the symptoms you have been experiencing. They will ask you questions like:
They will usually carry out a physical examination of your chest and any other relevant systems, using a stethoscope to listen to your lungs as you inhale and exhale.
Further tests may be needed to aid diagnosis, including:
While some of these can be carried out on-site, others will be arranged off-site for you. Where appropriate, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans and other advanced investigations can also be requested outside the hospital.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your Consultant will discuss suitable treatment options with you. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to discuss these with you during your private appointment.
Treatment for many respiratory conditions will often require monitoring and adjustment to deliver you the optimal benefits.
When you choose to visit BMI Bishops Wood Hospital for help with your respiratory condition, you will benefit from:
If you would appreciate expert guidance and support for a respiratory condition, whether new or pre-existing, why not book your Respiratory appointment now? We look forward to welcoming you to BMI Bishops Wood Hospital soon and helping to improve your respiratory health.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)