We help more than 12,000 adults who have breathing problems caused by diseases such as COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchitis and severe asthma every year.
The interstitial lung disease (ILD) unit at Royal Brompton is the largest unit of its kind in Europe. A revolutionary new treatment for patients with severe emphysema, called steam ablation, took place for the first time in the UK at Royal Brompton in March 2014.
Royal Brompton has the largest adult cystic fibrosis unit in Europe. Last year, we cared for nearly 1,000 adult patients with cystic fibrosis.
We provide specialised care for patients with suspected or diagnosed cancer affecting the chest (thoracic oncology). Our multidisciplinary team includes clinical nurse specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians, oncologists, histopathologists, radiologists, palliative care specialists and rehab and therapies professionals. Patients benefit from the support of having often national and international experts in one place.
A specialist 'Lung Laser' theatre incorporates the latest technology in lung surgery and the first surgical laser of its kind in the UK. It uses a special wavelength laser beam to remove tumours from patients' lungs, with minimal damage to neighbouring healthy lung tissue.
Our service for sleep-related problems is one of the largest in Europe. We have two dedicated sleep centres at Royal Brompton – the Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep for adults and the Children's Sleep and Ventilation Unit.