Dr Viswanatha Pai Balagopal

Consultant in General Medicine


Specialises in

I have been working since 1996 as a consultant general physician with an interest in respiratory medicine at the Manor Hospital and lead a busy respiratory unit. I completed my training in respiratory medicine at Hull and the North West Lung Centre in Manchester.I also undertook research for two years at Christie Hospital in Manchester. I'm a very competent respiratory physician capable of doing brochoscopy transbronchial biopsy and managing a variety of respiratory conditions both acute and chronic. I'm particularly interested in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer and tuberculosis, and the diagnosis of occupational related diseases. I keep myself well informed by attending national and international conferences.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Viswanatha Pai Balagopal at Spire include:

General medicine

Other treatments

Lung cancer Lung disease

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Current NHS posts

Consultant physician, Walsall Manor Hospital

Personal profile

I am a lively, easy going character with interests in sports, music and politics. I am a member of a variety of cultural associations. I love to debate on various day to day political issues, both nationally and internationally. I play badminton, tennis and hockey and relax by listening to classical and light vocal Indian music.

Contact information

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Tina
Private secretary telephone 07506716528