About Dr. Prashant Saxena

Dr. Prashant Saxena is Head – Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine and Associate Director Critical Care at Max Smart Hospital. He underwent Fellowship training in Westmead & Liverpool Hospitals, Sydney, Australia. He is an expert in the field of Interventional Pulmonology & Critical Care.

Dr Saxena is committed to provide the highest level of comprehensive care possible to his patients. His patient centric approach, disease specific care plans based on evidence based practices & the latest advances in research have enabled the department to achieve the better patient outcomes. With more than 14 years of enriched experience, he holds clinical expertise in the management of various respiratory conditions including asthma, COPD, respiratory failure, ILD, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders; smoking cessation; tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, pleural diseases, lung cancer etc.

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Our Specializations

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a long-term lung condition that can be controlled easily in most of the cases, but one should remember that there is no permanent cure of Asthma…

  • Malaria

    Once you suffer from malaria, it will stay in your body for life-long, Drinking water from tanks may lead to malaria, If i develop fever with chills and rigor then it is malaria…

  • Medical Thoracoscopy

    Medical Thoracosopy is done to determine the presence or absence of lung and pleural diseases. The thorcoscopy is performed usually under local anaesthesia with conscious sedation…

  • Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB)

    This is a dangerous form of TB where the germs have got resistant to the standard drugs. India has the highest MDR-TB rates in the world and Bombay in particular…

  • Pulmonary Function Test

    Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you’re able to breathe and how effective your lungs…

  • Sarcoidosis

    Is a disease of worldwide distribution which is characterized by the presence of granulomas in affected organs. It was believed to be rare in India but with incresed awareness we are diagnosing sarcoidosis…

  • Sleep Apnea

    People living with undiagnosed sleeping disorder, medically known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), can suffer various adverse effects of the condition such as increased risk of high…

  • Tuberculosis

    TB exists on an epic scale in India with this country accounting for a third of the world’s entire TB burden. 300 million Indians are infected, and at least 14 million have active disease.

  • Bronchiectasis

    Is a disease characterized by coughing of large quantitities of purulent sputum sometimes mixed with blood. It occurs as a consequence of a past pneumonia or TB which scars the lung.

  • Bronchoscopy

    Bronchoscopy is like doing endoscopy of the lungs. It is done to determine the presence or absence of lung disease and/or help evaluate the effectiveness current therapy.

  • Complex Lung Disease

    Some of the lung diseases are difficult to diagnose and treat. Even the well-known conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early.

  • COPD/Emphysema

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to a group of progressive lung diseases that cause increasing breathlessness. Emphysema is one of these diseases…

  • Endo Bronchial Ultrasound(EBUS)

    EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) has higher diagnostic yield than conventional TBNA in all lymph node stations except subcarinal lymph nodes in determining…

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

    This is a rare disorder characterized by an inflammation and subsequently a scarring and fibrosis affecting the interstitium or scaffolding of the lungs.

  • Quit Smoking

    Quitting smoking can be overwhelming. It’s not only about breaking a powerful physical dependence on an incredibly addictive substance, but also about significantly changing one’s lifestyle…

  • Swine Flu

    Swine flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus which usually infects pigs. The virus is highly contagious and can survive in the environment for days…