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Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

The beauty of Pulmonary Medicine is its broad scope. There are many different primary pulmonary diseases, and the lung is also secondarily involved in many other systemic diseases. The department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine caters to a wide spectrum of diseases of the chest ranging from airway disorders like COPD (Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema) and bronchial asthma, infections like pneumonias and tuberculosis, pleural disorders, carcinomas of the respiratory tract, occupation-related lung disorders, interstitial lung diseases, sleep related breathing disorders etc.

On July 1, 2013 Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine was started at MMHRC with the aim of delivering quality clinical services to all patients suffering from respiratory illness.

Comprehensive care for Asthma, COPD and treatment for all forms of Tuberculosis (Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary) - Drug sensitive and Drug resistant (MDR-TB) is given under pulmonology service.

A good dedicated Sleep Lab with sleep lab technician is available for the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep disordered breathing disorders. Team consisting of Pulmonologist, ENT Physician and Neurologist treats sleep related disorders.

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Facilities & Equipment

  • OPD: Monday-Saturday daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Inpatient general ward, private rooms, deluxe rooms, ICU's
  • Multispeciality consultations round the clock with 24 hour emergency services
  • 24 hour biochemistry, pathology and microbiology laboratory (NABL Accredited)
  • Comprehensive Sleep Lab
  • Comprehensive Spirometry
  • Fiber Optic Bronchoscopy
  • Advanced diagnostic methods for Drug resistant Tuberculosis
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Services

Diseases treated in the department include:

  • Airway disorders:
    • Bronchial asthma (Comprehensive Asthma care)
    • COPD - Chronic Bronchitis Predominant
    • Bronchiectasis
  • Parenchymal diseases:
    • Infectious:
      • Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Drug sensitive and Resistant tuberculosis)
      • Pneumonia (Lobar and Bronchopneumonia)
      • Lung Abscess
    • COPD- Emphysema Predominant
    • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Interstitial Lung diseases - Like IPF, NSIP, Sarcoidosis etc
  • Eosinophilic Lung diseases
  • Pleural diseases:
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumothorax, Pyothorax, Hydropneumothorax
    • Pleural Malignancies
  • Pulmonary Vasculature:
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis (both drug sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)-Either due to Direct/Indirect lung injury
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Procedures

  • Bronchoscopy- Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Pleurocentesis - Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Pleurodesis
  • Intercostal Drainage
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Pleural Biopsy
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Doctor

  • Dr.G.Velkumar M.D(Pulmonary Medicine) - Consultant
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