Pulmonary Medicine

OVERVIEW

Department of Respiratory Medicine is one of the key departments of Choithram Hospital. Respiratory Medicine as a sub-specialty discipline in medicine is an integral and essential component of any healthcare system. Our department is a recognized centre of excellence in central India, achieving best standards of patient care with compassion at affordable cost.


The department runs a daily outpatient clinic and inpatient services, which include intensive care management of patients on ventilators and in wards. The department has many achievements to its credit. The department was amongst the first to start complete lung function test in central India and still holds the legacy of maintaining international standards


It is staffed with excellent team comprising of expert Pulmonologists with high professional titles, Respiratory therapists & well-trained professional nurses. Respiratory diseases include diseases such as Allergy, bronchial asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary infection, respiratory failure, sleep apnoea syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancers, rare respiratory diseases and respiratory failure requiring NIV and Invasive ventilation

Services

    The Bronchoscopy & Interventional Pulmonology Lab

  • Bronchology section has fibreoptic videobronchoscope for routine and ICU bronchoscopies. All bronchoscopic procedure like BAL, Biopsies, Brushings,TBLB and TBNA are performed. Newer therapeutic options available for patient care include- Rigid Bronchoscopy, Laser ablation, Debulking of tumors and fibrotic tracheal stenosis lysis with the help of electrocautery and CRE balloon dilatation, Silicone and metallic stent  placements, Spigot placement, Intrabronchial Glue therapy. Pleural Ultrasound, Pleural Biopsies & Diagnostic Thoracoscopy & Thorocoscopic procedures such as talc pleurodesis and Pleur-X catheter insertion for malignant pleural effusion are also provided apart from routine.  Thoracocentesis. Bronchoscopy procedures are also routinely done in various intensive care units of the hospital as and when need arises. 
     

  • The Pulmonary Function Laboratory

  • Equipped with advanced technology with facilities to do spirometry, lung volumes diffusion and Plethysmography it is one of the busiest PFT lab in central India. Comprehensive lung function testing for patients of Asthma, COPD, Occupational Lung Diseases and ILD is done.

  • Sleep Disorder Lab

  • We offer Polysomnography test in a patient suspected of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or Central sleep apnoea. O.S.A is a disease which along with Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism are part of metabolic syndrome and is a causative factor for multiple diseases. The best way to diagnose is to perform sleep studies and prevent any serious complications including sudden death. We evaluate all such patients with our state-of-the-art  inpatient sleep laboratory facility & provide comprehensive multidisciplinary approach including Non-invasive measures like CPAP or BiPAP or even surgical corrections if needed. 

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation Services

  • A dedicated team of pulmonary physiotherapists is providing rehabilitation services for quick recovery and support to lead a normal life to all respiratory disorder patients.

  • Clinical services

    • IPD and OPD consultations

    • Pulmonary Function Laboratory testing & interpretation

    • Arterial blood gases

    • Check Bronchoscopy and Video-laryngoscopy

    • ICD placement

    • Interventional Pulmonary procedures viz BAL, TBNA, TBLB, Debulking of masses, Stent placement, Balloon bronchoplasty, Foreign body removal, Rigid bronchoscopy

    • Thoracoscopy for Pleural Diseases and Pleurodesis

    • Sleep Study Facility (inpatient)

    • Respiratory Critical Care

    • Pulmonary rehabilitation services

    • Non-Invasive Ventilation Services

    The department plans to start speciality clinics like Smoking cessation clinic, Asthma & COPD clinic, Pulmonary hypertension, ILD clinic and Lung malignancy clinic in near future