Are you looking for a pulmonologist in Barcelona?

A pulmonologist is a doctor specialising in the respiratory system and lung diseases.

If you suffer from daily breathlessness, sleep disorders, wheezing or recurrent bronchitis, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our pulmonologist.

Based on his clinical examination, your symptoms and your history, he will be able to prescribe additional tests, including stress tests, in order to make a diagnosis and propose a suitable treatment plan.

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Our pulmonology services

Asthma treatment

Our pulmonary specialist offers his professional expertise to help asthma patients improve their condition, relieve their current symptoms and prevent exacerbations.

Support in quitting smoking

To accompany you in your journey to stop smoking, our specialist in pulmonology offers you a global and personalised approach in order to do all they can to help you say goodbye to cigarettes for good.

Sleep disorders

Our pulmonologist specialised in sleep apnoea offers comprehensive assistance in the diagnosis of sleep disorders: sleep pathology, hypersomnias, insomnias, parasomnias and circadian alterations.

Why consult a pulmonologist?

In most cases, it is the general practitioner who refers the patient to a pulmonologist.

However, certain respiratory signs should give cause for alarm and may justify a consultation directly with the pulmonologist:

  • A persistent cough
  • Spitting up blood
  • Persistent chest pain.

Pulmonology is the medical speciality devoted to respiratory diseases. It therefore deals with a whole range of pathologies such as :

  • Cancers of the lungs, bronchial tubes or pleura;
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory allergies;
  • Respiratory failure;
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension;
  • Pulmonary embolism;
  • Pleurisy;
  • Respiratory disorders related to systemic diseases (vasculitides, connectivities, sarcoidosis);
  • Infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, pneumonia or lung abscess;
  • Genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis);
  • Sleep disorders (apnea, snoring);
  • Occupational respiratory diseases, due to exposure to certain substances (asbestos, chemicals, dust);
  • Smoking-related diseases (emphysema, chronic bronchitis);
  • Neuromuscular diseases with respiratory symptoms;
  • Resuscitation, intensive care;
  • Lung transplantation.

Breathing properly is vital.

Our pulmonology department welcomes you for the diagnosis and treatment of all your respiratory problems.


Our multilingual pulmonologist

Dr. Santiago Abad

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about pulmonology

What are the most common tests in pulmonology?

Depending on the problem and the treatment to be provided, the pulmonologist may use, among others:
  • A bronchial fibroscopy, which explores the bronchi with a camera
  • A respiratory function test (RFT), to measure the intensity of the breath and the respiratory capacity
  • A chest X-ray
  • At interventional endoscopy (to perform a biopsy or other)
  • A ventilation equipment

How to prepare your visit to the pulmonologist?

Before going to the pulmonologist, it is important to bring any imaging or biological examinations already carried out. In addition, remember to note the characteristics of the pain (duration, onset, frequency), to ask about your family history and to bring the various prescriptions.

What are the most common diseases treated by a pulmonologist?

The major diseases treated are respiratory failure, asthma and emphysema, as well as infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pleurisy and lung abscesses, or tumour syndromes such as lung or pleural cancer.

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