Dr Neal Navani, Consultant Respiratory Physician


Private diagnosis, treatment and care for all types of respiratory illness

Dr Navani is a busy Respiratory Medicine Consultant at University College London Hospital (UCLH), which is an internationally recognised centre of excellence. He also sees private patients at The Physicians’ Clinic and at the King Edward VII Hospital, one of the foremost private hospitals in central London. All its private consultants are leaders in their medical field and are hand-picked by the hospital using stringent criteria.

Dr Navani’s clinical practice at both centres involves treating patients with common conditions such as chronic cough, asthma and smoking-related lung disease, as well as more unusual respiratory conditions such as sarcoidosis.

He also offers comprehensive management of acute and chronic bronchitis, lung infections and tuberculosis (TB), and specialises in the management of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The latter used to be known as chronic bronchitis with emphysema and is a progressive and disabling illness.

Dr Navani’s specialties include

  • Investigating and treating chronic cough
  • Screening at-risk patients for early stage lung cancer using the latest techniques
  • Using endobronchial ultrasound as a tool for diagnosing respiratory conditions

Five years ago, Dr Navani developed the endobronchial ultrasound service at UCLH and he is now one of the leading European experts in this area of respiratory diagnostics.

Dr Navani diagnoses and treats:

  • Cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheeze
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia and lung infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Acute and chronic bronchitis
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumothorax

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