Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine, also known as pulmonology, is a specialized medical field dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders related to the respiratory system. The team of highly skilled pulmonologists at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute is at the forefront of providing cutting-edge care for patients with a wide range of respiratory conditions.

The department is at the forefront of interventional pulmonology, offering advanced procedures such as bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and pleural interventions. These procedures play a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of complex respiratory conditions, including lung cancer and pleural diseases. We are also equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities that enable precise assessment and accurate diagnosis. This includes advanced imaging techniques such as X-rays and CT scans, as well as specialized pulmonary function tests (PFTs) to evaluate lung function. These comprehensive assessments allow our pulmonologists to formulate tailored treatment plans for each patient.

Led by a team of highly skilled and experienced pulmonologists, the department collaborates with other medical specialties, including radiology, cardiology, and critical care, to provide comprehensive care for patients with complex respiratory conditions. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients receive the most comprehensive and personalized care possible.

At Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, patient well-being and comfort are paramount. The Respiratory Medicine Department is committed to delivering compassionate, individualized care to every patient. Our pulmonologists take the time to thoroughly explain diagnoses and treatment plans, ensuring that patients are well-informed and actively engaged in their own healthcare journey.

Diseases that our specialists treat:

  • Asthma: It is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to recurrent episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is a common condition that affects people of all ages but often starts in childhood.
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Also known as lung fibrosis, refers to a group of disorders characterized by progressive scarring (fibrosis) of the lung tissue. This scarring affects the interstitium, which is the space and structure surrounding the air sacs in the lungs where oxygen is taken up into the bloodstream.
  • Tuberculosis: TB is a contagious bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily affects the lungs but can also target other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, spine, and brain. TB spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, releasing tiny droplets containing the bacteria.
  • Pneumonia: It is an inflammatory condition of the lung characterized by the presence of fluid or pus in the air sacs, leading to symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. It can be caused by various pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • Pleural effusion: It is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of excess fluid in the pleural space, which is the thin space between the layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lungs and the chest cavity. This buildup of fluid can be caused by various underlying medical conditions.

Top procedures performed by our specialists:

  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy: It is a medical procedure that involves the use of a flexible, thin tube called a bronchoscope to examine the airways and lungs. This instrument is equipped with a small camera and a light source, allowing the healthcare provider to visualize the structures inside the respiratory tract in detail.
  • Fiberoptic Video Laryngoscopy: It is a medical procedure used to visualize the larynx (voice box) and surrounding structures. It involves the use of a specialized instrument called a laryngoscope, which has a tiny camera attached to a flexible fiberoptic tube. This allows healthcare providers to obtain a clear view of the inside of the throat and airway.
  • Pleural aspiration: Also known as thoracentesis, is a medical procedure used to remove excess fluid or air from the pleural space, which is the thin space between the layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lungs and the chest cavity.
  • Tube thoracostomy: Also known as pigtail insertion, is a medical procedure used to drain excess air or fluid from the pleural space, which is the thin space between the layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lungs and the chest cavity. This procedure involves inserting a small, flexible tube into the chest to allow for the drainage of air or fluid.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound: EBUS is a minimally invasive procedure that combines bronchoscopy and ultrasound to examine the airways and adjacent structures. It aids in diagnosing lung conditions, including cancer, infections, and inflammatory diseases, allowing for precise biopsies and staging.

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways, leading to symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. Our experts provide personalized treatment plans, including medication and lifestyle guidance, to help you manage and control your asthma effectively.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which can severely impact lung function. Our pulmonologists employ advanced diagnostic tools and therapies, including bronchodilators, inhalers, and pulmonary rehabilitation, to improve COPD management and quality of life.

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Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

ILD and lung fibrosis are conditions that affect the lung tissue. Our specialists utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnose and manage these complex disorders, often incorporating medications and oxygen therapy into treatment plans.

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Tuberculosis (TB)

TB is an infectious disease that requires specialized care. Our pulmonologists offer prompt diagnosis, treatment with anti-TB medications, and close monitoring to ensure successful recovery.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common respiratory infection that can lead to severe illness. Our team provides timely diagnosis and treatment, including antibiotics and supportive care, to help patients recover and regain their health.

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Pleural Effusion

Pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, leading to breathing difficulties. Our experts use various diagnostic techniques to identify the cause and provide effective treatment, which may include drainage procedures or medications.

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Fiberoptic Video Laryngoscopy

Our expert respiratory specialists utilize fiberoptic video laryngoscopy to visualize the upper airway, vocal cords, and larynx. This procedure is crucial for diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the throat and air passages.

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Rigid Bronchoscopy

Foreign Body Removal: In cases where foreign bodies become lodged in the airways, our specialized team performs rigid bronchoscopy to safely and effectively remove obstructions, ensuring normal respiratory function.

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EBUS

Endobronchial Ultrasound with TBNA: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is an advanced technique used for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. It enables us to sample lymph nodes and lesions within the chest.

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Thoracoscopy

Thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to examine the pleural space and the surfaces of the lungs and chest wall. It is instrumental in diagnosing and staging various pleural and lung diseases.

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Pleural Aspiration

Pleural aspiration is a procedure used to remove fluid that has accumulated in the pleural space. It is essential in relieving symptoms and diagnosing the underlying causes of pleural effusions.

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Dr. Animesh Arya

Unit Head & Sr. Consultant

Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Medicine

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Unit Head & Sr. Consultant

Dr. Gyandeep Mangal

Sr. Consultant

Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Intensive Care, Respiratory Medicine

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Dr. Gyandeep Mangal

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Dr. Ankit Singhal

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Dr. Anuradha Garg

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Dr. Abhimanyu

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FAQ

Respiratory Medicine, also known as Pulmonology, is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders related to the respiratory system. This includes conditions affecting the lungs, airways, and breathing.

Respiratory Medicine specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, bronchitis, interstitial lung diseases, sleep apnea, and lung cancer, among others.

You should consider seeing a Respiratory Medicine specialist if you are experiencing symptoms like persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, or if you have been diagnosed with a respiratory condition that requires specialized care.

Common tests and procedures in Respiratory Medicine include spirometry (lung function tests), chest X-rays, CT scans, bronchoscopy (examining the airways), sleep studies, and pulmonary function tests, among others.

To maintain respiratory health, it's important to avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, engage in regular physical activity, maintain a healthy weight, practice good hygiene, and seek prompt medical attention if you experience respiratory symptoms.

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