Treating the full range of lung problems


Dr Navani, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, investigates, diagnoses and treats patients with all forms of respiratory illness.

He accepts referrals from NHS and private GPs and from other consultants, and patients can also refer themselves for an appointment.

Neal has over 10 years of specialist training and experience in respiratory medicine and is currently Consultant in Thoracic Medicine at Unversity College London Hospital, one of the UK’s leading hospitals, according to the 2011 Dr Foster Hospital Guide.

Investigation and diagnosis

In his private practice at the prestigious King Edward VII Hospital, he investigates the following respiratory symptoms:

  • Chronic cough
  • Breathlessness or pain when breathing
  • Chest discomfort or a nagging pain that lasts more than 3 weeks
  • A productive cough in which the sputum is discoloured or contains blood
  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss in combination with respiratory symptoms
  • Wheezing and asthmatic symptoms
  • An abnormal chest X-ray

Respiratory conditions treated

Dr Navani has experience in diagnosing and treating patients with the following respiratory conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung infections, including tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD: previously known as chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
  • Bronchiectasis (where the airways become distended and widened)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumothorax (a collapsed lung)
  • Pulmonary embolism (a blood clot on the lung)

Your initial consultation with Dr Navani

When you come to see The Lung Consultant your first appointment will be a consultation. Neal will take a full medical history and you should bring a list of any medication you are taking, and tell him about any other illnesses and symptoms, as well as those connected with your chest and your breathing. Your consultation also involve:

  • A physical examination: Dr Navani will use a stethoscope to listen to your chest
  • Lung function tests such as spirometry and peak flow measurements
  • Taking blood and/or urine samples to send off for analysis such as allergy testing

Diagnostic tests in respiratory medicine

Follow up tests may then be necessary, including:

  • A chest X-ray
  • A chest CT scan
  • A functional PET CT scan
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • An endobronchial ultrasound
  • Detailed allergy testing
  • Sputum analysis

Discussing your test results

Once all your test results are in and have been analysed, Dr Navani will arrange another consultation to discuss your results and to work with you to devise a treatment plan.

Further information

Respiratory medicine information for patients is available from the British Thoracic Society and the British Lung Foundation.