Pulmonology (Chest & Allergy)

The Department of Pulmonology at KEM Hospital provides quality services by integrating cutting edge knowledge, rational and ethical principles, and state-of-the art equipment for the management of respiratory diseases. We work in tandem with excellent allied services available in the hospital, e.g. Lung Resection Surgery, Pleural Surgery, Bronchial Artery Embolization, Thoracoscopy, etc.

Services include :

Fibre optic bronchoscopy

Video bronchoscopy with BAL (Broncho Alveolar Lavage), endobronchial biopsy/ brushings, TBNA (Trans Bronchial Needle Aspiration), TBLB (Trans Bronchial Lung Biopsy), APC (Argon Plasma Coagulation), tracheobronchial stenting, etc

Endo bronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy for TBNA

Spirometry/ Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

Diffusion capacity – DLCO

6 Minute Walk Test

Sleep Studies with/without CPAP titration for OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) diagnosis

Intercostal Drainage (ICD)

Closed pleural biopsy

Diagnostic and therapeutic pleural tapping/ thoracentesis

USG/ CT guided lung biopsy/ FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology)

Skin prick allergy testing with inhalant allergen extracts

Tuberculin testing and streptomycin skin testing

Special Clinics and Camps

  • Asthma and COPD Clinics
  • Asthma Education Camps
  • Counselling of patients suffering from Tuberculosis, Asthma and HIV is conducted daily in the Chest OPD

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