Pulmonology and Chest

What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is the branch of medical science that deals with the functioning of the respiratory system, lungs and the bronchial tubes. It is usually considered to be a specialty of internal medicine, although it aligns with intensive care, emergency care and cardiothoracic surgery.

Shalby Hospitals offers specialized services in the following respiratory areas:

  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Arterio-venous Malformations
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-invasive 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
  • Asthma clinic
  • Sleep lab – Acute sleep disorders/ sleep apnea
  • Intensive care
  • Industrial Medicine – prevention and treatment of occupational lung diseases
  • Pulmonary hypertension centre
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonology Department

The pulmonology department of Shalby Hospital is dedicated to all kinds of lung diseases like, asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, ILD, neuromuscular disorders, pulmonary vascular problems, sleep apnea syndrome, occupational lung diseases, lung cancer and many more.

Shalby has all kinds of therapeutic and diagnostic facilities in the Pulmonology Department, like Lung Function Test (LFT or PFT), sleep apnea diagnostic machine, bronchoscopy and bronchoscopy guided interventions, non-invasive and invasive ventilators, etc.

Sleep Apnea

A pause in breathing during sleep is often referred as sleep apnea or sleep apnoea. Each such pause lasts for around 10 to 20 seconds and these pauses occur frequently for about 20 to 30 times in an hour. Majority of people are unaware that they have sleep apnea as it occurs while they are sleeping.

The most common category of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. During sleep, the muscle of the body relaxes and the breathing is obstructed because of the collapse of soft tissue walls. Further, the normal breath is resumed by a snort or choking sound.

Asthma Clinic

Allergy and immunology related cases are diagnosed by specialist in pulmonary medicine with due deliberation on the underlying causes of asthma. Our team at Shalby formulates an effective and individualized treatment plan. At the Pulmonary Function Laboratories, both in-patients and out-patients undergo a complete range of pulmonary evaluations, including pulmonary exercise testing for diagnosis.

Sleep Disorder Clinic

For the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which can lead to serious health consequences like sleep apnea, chronic snoring, insomnia and narcolepsy, the latest 32 channels Polysomnography machine is available at Shalby Hospitals.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis/ Treatment Centre

Specialists in Cancer Care at Shalby Cancer & Reserach Institute closely coordinate with all other departments for effective treatment through chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. Ultrafast CT scanner, MRI, Needle aspiration, and bronchoscopy are also available for diagnostics.

Pulmonary Hypertension Centre

Our Pulmonology Department offers expert diagnosis and treatment to patients with pulmonary hypertension, a condition that delays flow of oxygen rich blood through the lungs. Adequate evaluation and monitoring of patients is provided along with the needful drug therapy. Stem cell therapy is also available at Shalby which helps certain patients and conditions effectively.

Industrial/ Occupational Medicine

Occupational health covers the social, physical and mental wellbeing of the workers in all occupations. It is promoted by preventing health risks, departures from health, and adapting healthy work practices and regular check-ups at Shalby Hospitals.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre

The main aim of pulmonary rehabilitation is to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, improve participation for physical and social activities and enhance quality of life. These centres also aim at reducing hospitalization time for patients with chronic respiratory disease.

Services Offered

  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-invasive 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)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism

The department is also supported by advanced radio imaging modalities which include:

  • CT Chest & CT Pulmonary Angiography
  • MRI
  • Cath Lab
  • Color Doppler Study

Specialist

  • Pulmonologist & Intensivist
Technology
  • Pulmonary Function Test (Lung Volume & Lung Capacities)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Sleep Lab (Polysomnograph) for acute sleep disorder or sleep-apnea
  • Intensive Care, Invasive & Non Invasive Ventilators
  • Smoking Cessation Centre
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Bronchial Artery Embolization

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