Pulmonology & Interventional Pulmonology

Pulmonology

The Pulmonology Department of Caritas Hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for the management of respiratory diseases. The Department has an efficient team of highly experienced pulmonologists who offer protocol-based, multi-disciplinary treatment of patients of all ages. Effective treatment is provided for conditions such as recurring allergies, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, obstructive sleep apnoea and chronic ventilatory failure - especially those secondary to neuromuscular disorders.

The unit also offers specialized critical care for patients with acute respiratory conditions and respiratory failure. The other major services offered by the unit include;

Allergy Clinic

Spirometry

Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs for Carbon Monoxide (DLCO) Test

6 Minutes Walk Test

Sleep Study

Sleep Oxymetry

Lung Volume Estimation

Neuro Muscular Strength Testing

Domiciliary Care Services including Home Ventilation

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Therapy

LTOT (Long Term Oxygen Therapy)

Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

  • EndoBronchial Biopsy
  • Cryobiopsy for DPLDs

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

  • Tumour Debulking & Benign Strictures
  • Rigid Coring
  • Electrocautrey Snaring
  • Balloon Dilatation
  • Tracheo-bronchial Stenting
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Aero-digestive Fistula Closure
  • Haemoptysis management
  • BPF Management
  • Brachytherapy

Percutaneous Dilatation Tracheostomy

EndoBrochial UltraSound (EBUS)

  • Mediastinal Node FNAC/FNAB
  • Staging EBUS for Lung Cancer
  • Peripheral Pulmonary Nodule (PPN) Evaluation
  • Thin Scope + Radial EBUS + Fluroscopy
  • EUS-B-FNA

Medical Thoracoscopy / Pleuroscopy

  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Forceps / Cryo Biopsy
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Mechanical / Chemical
  • Pleurodesis

Pleural Drainage Procedures

  • Indwelling tunnelled Pleural Catheter (IPC)
  • Pig Tail Catheter
  • Conventional ICD

Dr. Deepu M

Consultant Pulmonologist

Dr. John Mathew

 Consultant Pulmonologist

Dr. Surya Anil

Consultant Pulmonologist

Dr. Ajay Ravi

 Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist

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