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At first, a slight cough or breathlessness after getting up can feel harmless. But if these symptoms are persistent, they could be a sign of more severe issues. That is why we offer access to a private respiratory consultant, allowing you to bypass long waiting lists and GP referrals and receive a swift diagnosis and treatment.

Whether you are suffering from asthma, COPD, a chronic cough, or any other lung condition, our medical professionals can help you treat your symptoms and improve your respiratory health.

Our Respiratory Services

Our chest specialists can diagnose a wide range of conditions using our cutting-edge tests. But we do more than just diagnose breathing-related difficulties and conditions. Our skilled consultants can also provide tailored treatment plans and care to help relieve discomfort and pain. We are proud to be able to diagnose and treat the following conditions:

Bronchiectasis is a condition where the bronchi airways in the lungs widen. This widening occurs over a long period and leads to a build-up of mucus that leaves the lungs vulnerable to infection. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name given to a collection of lung issues. It includes chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) and emphysema (damage to air sacs inside the lungs). 

With 5.4 million people living with asthma, it is one of the most common respiratory conditions in the UK and can affect people of all ages. We offer various preventer and reliever inhalers so our patients can continue with their daily lives as normal.

Interstitial lung disease is the name given to various conditions that cause inflammation and scarring of the lungs. It affects their ability to carry oxygen and has an unpredictable course, resulting in a range of symptoms such as shortness of breath, a dry hacking cough and tiredness.

A bacterial infection affecting the lungs, it is possible to treat Tuberculosis (TB) with antibiotics. However, it is still a dangerous condition that can be contagious and, therefore, requires proper investigation. The good news is that our specialists can investigate possible cases appropriately; in addition, Mantoux and TB quantiferon testing are offered if indicated. We also offer vaccinations against TB.

The effects of a COVID-19 infection can linger and affect the body even after the individual has beaten the disease. Commonly known as ‘long COVID’, the damage done to the lungs can cause long-term breathing difficulties, with ranging severity.

Generally, chronic coughs are the result of asthma, acid reflux in the stomach or allergies. However, particularly for smokers, it may indicate a serious condition such as lung disease.

Regular exposure to dust and gases can worsen existing lung and respiratory issues. Particularly, mild asthma can increase in severity.

Shortness of breath can be caused by multiple issues, including asthma and COPD. Our specialists can identify and treat the condition.

Pneumonia is caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs. They may fill with fluid or pus, and if untreated, it can result in respiratory failure.

In simple terms, this is a blood vessel that has been blocked in the lungs. This blockage interrupts the flow of blood and oxygen around the body.

When Should You See A Lung Specialist?

When you have persistent symptoms, you should consult a lung specialist at the earliest opportunity. Common signs of respiratory conditions include:

  • Wheezing 
  • Breathlessness - Including difficulty breathing or rapid, shallow breathing
  • Persistent coughing 
  • Coughing up blood
  • Pain in the upper back or chest

What To Expect At Our Appointments

When you book an appointment with our respiratory expert, they will listen to your symptoms, go through your medical history and perform a general respiratory health check to make sure everything is ticking over as it should. Using this information, they will offer an initial diagnosis of the possible issues, though they may recommend further scans or tests to gather more information. 

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After they complete their diagnosis, the consultant will create a unique treatment plan to address your particular issue. This treatment will include our outstanding care.

Our Respiratory Tests

We understand that there is a wide range of lung and respiratory conditions. That is why we have multiple tests to detect breathing problems. Each test is designed to suit different patients, which means we can tailor our care to your needs. Our range of expert-led respiratory tests includes:

During a Bronchoscopy, a doctor uses an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera) to investigate your lungs. The endoscope is placed down the throat and oesophagus to view the lungs.

We can use a spirometer to monitor the air you breathe out to detect breathing conditions such as asthma and COPD.

The heart is an essential part of the respiratory system, distributing oxygenated blood around the body. An electrocardiogram monitors its rhythm and electrical activity, typically over 24 hours, using electrodes attached to the chest. It is a painless method that helps our consultants diagnose potential conditions, such as a pulmonary embolism.

Early Cancer Detection Tests are simple blood tests that can identify lung cancer early, allowing us to prioritise patients for CT scans and further treatments. We simply withdraw a small amount of blood with a syringe and then send it to a lab to test for autoantibodies.

One of the most common tests we can perform is a chest X-ray, which provides an effective way of detecting infections and damage in the lungs. They help us identify severe conditions early so we can treat them.

CT scans produce detailed cross-sections of your torso and lungs that provide our doctors with the necessary information to diagnose and treat respiratory issues.

An MRI scan uses radio waves and magnets to produce complex 2D and 3D representations of the body, allowing doctors to analyse bones, soft tissues, blood vessels, ligaments and muscles. We use these models to investigate heart and lung conditions.

A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan can also produce 3D images of the body. A radioactive substance is injected into the patient’s arm and tracked through the body. We understand that this test may seem daunting but there is no need to worry. We use fluorodeoxyglucose which is similar to glucose, meaning it is safe.

We can combine a CT scan with a PET scan in one session, eliminating the need for multiple appointments that break up your schedule.

Our Expert Chest Consultant

Having graduated from the University of Health Sciences and completed his training in different hospitals in the West Midlands, Dr Usman Masqsood leads our team of experts in respiratory services. 

A highly regarded Consultant Respiratory Physician, Dr Usman is actively involved in training junior doctors and medical students in respiratory medicine. He specialises in general respiratory medicine, covering all conditions, including asthma, COPD, breathlessness and shortness of breath, chronic coughs, bronchiectasis and lung infections. He also has an interest in pleural problems, respiratory-related sleep disorders and TB.

Our Pricing Plans

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Why Choose Us?

If you are suffering from a respiratory disease, it is important to get expert treatment quickly to alleviate any health risks and discomfort. Our private consultations offer specialist diagnosis and care from experienced medical professionals.

When you choose our private clinic in Birmingham, you benefit from:

  • Standout patient care and attention
  • Appointments at short notice with experienced specialist consultants 
  • No long waiting lists
  • No GP referrals required
  • Cutting-edge medical facilities

Our Private Respiratory Clinic

We offer respiratory consultation services from our clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham. If you are in the Midlands, our private respiratory consultant is nearby and easily accessible. The clinic is just off the A456 for those travelling by car or a fifteen-minute walk from Five Ways train station.


What type of doctor specialises in the lungs?

A pulmonologist specialises in lung conditions and treatments.

What conditions can a pulmonologist treat?

Our pulmonologist can treat a range of lung conditions, including:

  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Chronic coughs
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Long-term issues from COVID-19.

Why should I see a lung specialist?

Seeing a lung specialist near you means that you can get a diagnosis of your respiratory issues so they can be treated sooner.

When should I go to a doctor about lung problems?

You should see a lung specialist if you cough up blood and mucus or experience a persistent cough, breathing difficulties, chest pain or upper back pain.

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