DEPARTMENT OF PULMONOLOGY
Lung Specialist Treatment in Coimbatore
The department of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine at Dr.Muthus Hospitals is well-known as the leader in the diagnosis care and treatment of a wide variety of respiratory diseases and disorders. Considered among the best KIMS offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all acute and chronic ailments for the respiratory and the pulmonary systems. Our multidisciplinary medical teams and Pulmonologists specialized in respiratory critical care work in tandem with physicians, nurses and other staff to provide care and treatment meeting international standards. As a result Dr.Muthus Hospitals is today a thriving medical centre of excellence in respiratory care and the department is equipped with a state of the art Medical Intensive Care Unit with 24 hour pulmonary care and inpatient consultation services.
We treat a wide range of lung diseases, including COPD, Asthma, TB, ILDs, Pneumonia, occupational lung disease, lung cancer, sleep disorder breathing, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vasculitis, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Our interventional pulmonology services are highly advanced, utilizing cutting-edge technology for precise and effective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as Pediatric and Adult foreign body removal, airway stent placement, airway tumor removal, airway fistula/ leak closure, radial and linear EBUS-guided lung biopsies and needle aspirations and cryo lung biopsies.
In a very short span of time our Pulmonology Department has successfully treated critically ill patients with severe COPD, severe Asthma, extreme Pneumonia and ARDS with Type 1 & 2 respiratory failure with NIV and Mechanical Ventilation. Treating so many complicated cases and patients has helped our doctors develop a specialized knowledge built on experience that gives our patients the best options for treatment and care. It is no wonder that Dr.Muthus Hospitals has become the destination of choice for patients with serious lung problems. Ensuring round the clock availability of the facilities along with competent Consultant Doctors the Department of Pulmonology at Dr.Muthus Hospitals is the answer for any respiratory problem.
TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Asthma is an ailment that bring down swelling in the lungs and create complications in the respiratory system by affecting the airways of lungs. Treatments depends upon the severity of the condition. Dr Bali deals addresses the condition through tests and evaluations and prescribe medications accordingly.
Obstructive Airway Disease
An obstructive airway disease like Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that makes it hard to breathe due to minimal air passing. It could be a result of infections or even smoking that has the potential to cause inflammation in the lungs. It can be controlled by medications on early detection.
Thoracic Oncology, Allergy & Immunology
An allergy in the lungs is usually triggered by multiple factors like allergen or existing infections. Thoracic cancers on early detection are treated with immunotherapy and surgical interventions depending upon the stage of the ailment. The allergic clinical symptoms are variable and unpredictable.
We help you quit smoking and address the various conditions linked to it. A personal one-to-one service. Offering advice, motivational support and nicotine replacement therapy. Help and support to stop smoking from a trained expert.
The Department of Respiratory/ Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine deals with the diseases affecting the lungs and the respiratory system. We evaluate the cause and bring the right treatment procedure for you.
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Interstitial lung disease may be caused by long-term exposure to hazardous materials or exposure to industrial chemicals or toxins. It can be caused by an auto-immune diseases that results in scarring and inflammation in lungs. It is treated through medications, oxygen therapy and critical care if required.
General Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonary medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and management of conditions that affect the respiratory system. We care for patients with a broad spectrum of conditions including all the common to complex lung problems.
Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease
The lung and chest diseases that are generally caused by inhalation of chemical irritants, allergens or toxins in work or home environments. These are triggered by direct or indirect exposure to harmful chemicals that might have lasting effects. The treatment diagnoses the cause and address the best treatment.
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A pleural disease is an unusual amount of fluid accumulation around the lung. It can result in mild inflammation between the lung and the chest cavity area. The treatment may vary from condition to condition or the stages and it focuses on removing fluid, air or blood from the space for relieving the symptoms.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is the use of exercise, education, and behavioural intervention to improve how people with chronic lung disease function in daily life and to improve their quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program intended for people who have chronic lung disease.
Restrictive Lung Disease
Restrictive lung disease refers to a group of lung diseases that prevent the lungs from fully expanding with air. This restriction makes breathing problematic. Many forms of restrictive lung disease are progressive, getting worse over time. It can be reversed in most cases by the right treatment at the right time.
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary critical care, or critical care medicine, is a specialized field of emergency medicine that emphases on patients suffering from injuries and diseases of the respiratory or pulmonary system, which includes the lungs, trachea, diaphragm, and related structures.
Massive haemoptysis is a term used to describe a large amount of expectorated blood or rapid rate of bleeding, giving the impression that it, in and of itself, is associated with a serious risk of complications and risk. The treatment involves critical care and immediate medications.
If you have any condition that compromises your breathing, you’ll want to speak to a pulmonologist. This type of specialist can treat conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, chest infections, COPD, emphysema, tuberculosis, and more.
You might need to see a specialist when your breathing problems are complex or when it’s not clear what’s causing them.
If you have any of these symptoms, consider asking your family doctor if you should see a specialist:
- A cough that’s severe or has lasted more than three weeks
- Chest pain or tightness
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
- Difficulty breathing, especially while you’re exercising
- Repeated colds or bronchitis that impacts your breathing
- Problems controlling your asthma or identifying what triggers it
When you meet with a pulmonologist, he will ask you questions regarding your lung health. The more he knows about your specific ailments, the faster he can help you. He will conduct tests to accurately diagnose the condition, then create a treatment plan to help you manage or overcome your respiratory issue.
A pulmonologist can treat many breathing-related conditions, including:
- Cystic fibrosis (an inherited disease in which mucus builds up in the lungs and other organs)
- COPD (also sometimes called emphysema or chronic bronchitis in which breathing problems worsen over time)
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary fibrosis (in which the lung’s tissues become damaged and scarred)
- Work-related lung diseases (such as those affecting workers exposed to asbestos or coal dust)
They can use and interpret exams and tests to help determine a lung-related diagnosis. These may include the following:
- CT scan to get detailed images of the bones, muscles, fat organs, and blood vessels in your chest
- chest fluoroscopy, an X-ray test to see how well your lungs are functioning
- chest ultrasound to examine the organs and other chest structures
- pleural biopsy to remove a small tissue sample from the pleura, which is the membrane that surrounds your lungs
- pulmonary function test, a breathing test to see how well your lungs are working
- pulse oximetry test to determine the oxygen saturation level in your blood
- thoracentesis to remove and sample fluid from around your lungs
- chest tube to remove air or fluid from around your lungs
- bronchoscopy to examine your airway and determine if you have any issues in your trachea, lower airways, throat, or larynx
- sleep study to help diagnose sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea
A pulmonologist will diagnose and treat conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract whereas a chest surgeon specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other chest organs.
A pulmonologist may conduct pulmonary function tests to measure lung size and airflow. They also help to check how well you breathe and how effectively your lungs can bring oxygen to the rest of your body. He or she may also test for lung disorders by measuring the lungs’ capacity to hold and move air and to absorb oxygen.
Yes, you can visit a pulmonologist to quit smoking as he will prescribe you some medication that will help you to quit. Nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and lozenges may be advised.
A pulmonologist’s clinic is absolutely safe as he takes extra care like frequent sanitization and hygiene. At Dr.Muthus Hospitals, All the staff are fully vaccinated and everyone is tested and special kits are suggested for those with COVID positive reports.