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Name of the Department:

Respiratory Medicine

About Department

The department of Respiratory medicine was started at DMH from inception of the hospital. The Respiratory medicine service evolved as a sub-speciality of Internal medicine. It caters to quality management of respiratory diseases particularly asthma, COPD, Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) also known as lung fibrosis, infections of lung and pleura, lung cancer, sleep related breathing disorders, involvement of respiratory system by systemic diseases like vasculitis, sarcoidosis, heart failure, renal failure etc.

Patients more than 12 years of age are looked after by 4 adult pulmonologists and dedicated only one paediatric pulmonologist looks after patients less than 12 years of age. However if required inputs are taken from all consultants, if required, in best interest of patients.

Prominent Equipments:

  • Videobronchoscopes (Adult and Paediatric)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Scope
  • Rigid Thoracoscopy set
  • Rigid bronchoscopy set
  • Spirometry (Pneumotachograph based)
  • Gas diffusion testing machine

Procedures performed in department:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing.
  • Gas Diffusion testing & Lung Volumes by single breath technique
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy, Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL), Endobronchial Biopsy, Transbronchial Biopsy (TBLB).
  • 6 Minute walk test ( Done in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation center)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS TBNA)
  • Medical thoracoscopy and pleural biopsies.
  • Thoracoscopic adhesiolysis for empyema.
  • Dilation of trachebronchial stenoses.
  • Dbulking of endotracheal & endobronchial tumors.
  • Intercostal drainage and indwelling pleural catheter insertion.
  • Intrapleural pharmacotherapy like Fibrinolysis, pleurodesis etc.
  • Decortication, thoracoscopic lung biopsy etc are done by thoracic surgeon.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Direct Telephone:020-49153044

E Mail:ssgroundopds@dmhospital.org