Pulmonology Department


Life is measured by the number of breaths we take. But when we have a problem in our respiratory track, every breath becomes an effort. Even small tasks like climbing a staircase or taking a walk may become painful. This is where pulmonologists (lung specialists) step in to take care of our lungs at the centre point of our breathing.

Our Pulmonologists with great clinical expertise, experience and state of art equipment, help in a perfect diagnosis and treat various ailments like bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, lung fibrosis, pneumonia, lung cancer and respiratory emergencies like ARDS / acute asthma/ hemoptysis (large quantity of blood in sputum), etc

 

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is an endoscopic procedure to examine the breathing tubes from inside. A bronchoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube, is inserted in nose or the mouth and passed down from the throat to the airways. It has a light and a camera.

It helps the pulmonologist:

  • To rule out cancerous tumours in the lungs
  • To obtain secretions to diagnose an infection and get samples for culture
  • To remove foreign bodies from breathing tubes
  • As a therapy for removing thick secretions when patient can not cough out


Spirometry

Spirometry is a very simple and most effective test which is done to evaluate your lung capacity. It is like a stress test for the lungs. It is one of the most important tests to investigate cause of breathing difficulty.

Here, a patient is made to breathe into the mouthpiece of a Spirometer, which records the amount and the rate of air a person breathes in and out over a period of time.

It can tell whether patient has a respiratory problem or not. If yes, whether it is asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or any other respiratory disease. It is done to make diagnosis, evaluate response to the treatment and for operative fitness.