What is Pulmonology?
Pulmonology is a branch of medicine which is concerned with the function of the respiratory system, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. It is usually considered a specialty within the larger field of internal medicine, although pulmonology also intersects with intensive care, emergency care and cardiothoracic surgery.
Shalby Hospitals offers specialized services in the following respiratory areas:
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung cancer
- Lung Transplantation
- Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations
- Critical Care Medicine
- Neuromuscular Diseases and Noninvasive ventilation
- Industrial Medicine
- Sleep Disorders
- Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
- Pulmonary Surfactant Abnormalities
- Interventional Pulmonology
- Pulmonary Emphysema and lung volume reduction surgery
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES
Lung diseases – diagnostic and therapeutic centre
Sleep lab – (Acute sleep disorders / sleep Apnea)
Industrial medicine - Prevention and treatment of occupational lung diseases
Pulmonary hypertension centre
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)
The pulmonology department is dedicated to all kinds of lung diseases like, asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, bronchiestesis, ILD, neuromuscular disorders, pulmonary vascular problems, sleep apnea syndrome, occupational lung diseases, lung cancer and many more.
Sleep apnea or sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. Most people who have sleep apnea don't know they have it because it only occurs during sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common category of sleep-disordered breathing. The muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and at the level of the throat the human airway is composed of collapsible walls of soft tissue which can obstruct breathing during sleep. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
We have all the diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in our department which includes Lung function test (LFT or PFT), Sleep Apnea diagnostic machine, Bronchoscopy and Bronchoscopic guided interventions, noninvasive and invasive ventilators.
Specialist in pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology diagnose the underlying causes of asthma and formulate an effective, individualized management plan.
Diagnostic testing is provided in state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Laboratories. Both inpatients and outpatients undergo a complete range of pulmonary evaluations, including pulmonary exercise testing.
SLEEP DISORDER CLINIC
The latest 32 channels polysomnography machine is available, for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as sleep apnea, chronic snoring, insomnia and narcolepsy, which can lead to serious health consequences.
LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT CENTRE
Treatment, which may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, is closely coordinated with specialists who are part of the Institute for Cancer Care. Diagnostic capabilities include an ultrafast CT scanner, as well as MRI. Needle aspiration and bronchoscopy are also provided.
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION CENTRE
The Institute for Lung Care provides expert management of patients with pulmonary hypertension, a potentially serious condition that impedes the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the lungs. Evaluation and monitoring of patients are provided, as well as the most current drug therapy. New advances such as Stem cell therapy may be effective in helping certain patients which is also available in this institute.
INDUSTRIAL / OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Occupational Health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, by controlling risks, and by adapting work to people, and people to their jobs.
PULMONARY REHABILITATION CENTRE
Pulmonary rehabilitation aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities, and improve the overall quality of life (QOL), as well as fewer hospitalizations or shorter hospitalization time.for patients with chronic respiratory disease.