Department of Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with disorders relating to the lungs, breathing and sleep. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.
The Department has the capability for the evaluation & management of the entire range of acute & chronic respiratory diseases such as Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema), All types of pneumonias, Interstitial lung disease, Occupation related respiratory diseases, Sleep apnoea syndrome, Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.
he Department is integrated with the department of critical care in order to provide comprehensive care to patients requiring life support. A team of highly qualified intensive care specialists are available round the clock. Apart from the expertise the department is well equipped with the latest diagnostic & therapeutic technologies in the field of respiratory care.
The facilities include:
1. Pulmonary function laboratory:
PFT lab is equipped with advanced equipment with provision of doing lung diffusion and volume studies besides routine spirometry by formally trained and experienced technicians. Preoperative evaluation for patients undergoing thoracic and extrathoracic surgeries is regularly done here. Facility of bed side spirometry is also available for patients who can't be moved to the lab.
2. Video assisted Bronchoscopy :
Videobronchoscope and non videofibrescopes including ultrathin bronchoscope with comprehensive gadget of accessories are available both for diagnostic as well as therapeutic purposes. Non resolving radiological shadows, unexplained respiratory symptoms, blood in phlegm, foreign body aspirations, lung cancer are some of the cases where these facilities are utilized.
3. Sleep Laboratory:
Sleep studies are being done regularly for patients of obstructive sleep apnoea ,obesity hypoventilation syndrome, disorders of excessive snoring and day time sleepiness .Facility for diagnostic as well as titration studies are a regular feature of department in a state-of -the-art sleep lab.
4. Pulmonary rehabilitation:
Education and counselling sessions are an integral part of outdoor services for smokers who desire to quit. The programmed rehabilitation programme offers graduated muscle exercises and training for those who suffer from confining respiratory ailments like advanced COPD and chronic respiratory failure.