Patient Experiences

Pulmonology

Overview

Department of Pulmonology at Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with diseases of the lungs and the bronchial tubes, usually involving the evaluation of the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx and throat). This field is also known as chest medicine or respiratory medicine. The Institute of Pulmonology is closely related to intensive care medicine, as it deals with patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

The institute offers the best of technology and working environment to ensure the highest standards of patient care. Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals has outstanding medical professionals with proven medical expertise in the field of pulmonary medicine and advanced respiratory care, capable of performing complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The institute offers expertise in diagnosis and management of diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, occupational respiratory diseases, Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep disorders.

Subspecialties

Interventional Pulmonology

Interventional pulmonology is a subspecialty of pulmonology that focuses on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to treat patients with lung cancer, airway disorders and pleural diseases. The interventional pulmonology program at Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is one of the best in the country, providing diagnostic and therapeutic services and cutting-edge treatment in pulmonary medicine. We have specialized pulmonary medicine expertise, combined with the most sophisticated techniques and technologies available to diagnose and treat patients, who would generally be treated with traditional invasive procedures.

Critical Care

The institute offers specially trained physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals well qualified to take care of critically ill patients.

Respiratory Care Centre

The respiratory care centre at Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals offers full-fledged services for respiratory care and chest medicine. The goal of the respiratory care centre is to maintain healthy lungs and prevent a decline in lung functions. Lung treatment includes the use of airway clearance techniques that mobilize secretions and inhalation therapy to deliver medication to the lungs, early treatment of respiratory illnesses and the use of medication that have proven effective for the patient.

ICU & MICU Care

With the support of critical care clinicians, respiratory care is provided to critically ill and ventilated patients with multiple complex disorders, involving the respiratory system. Post-operative patients too are taken care of.

Inpatient Care

The inpatient services offered by the Institute of Pulmonology include complete evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as bronchoscopies, thoracentesis, pleural biopsies, pulmonary function studies, cardiopulmonary exercise studies and sleep studies. We ensure that patients receive the highest level of expertise and compassionate care. Our physicians are involved in clinical research to discover breakthrough treatments.

Sleep Disorder Centre

Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals’ sleep disorders centre is a multispecialty comprehensive program to diagnose and treat sleep disorders in children and adults. The center has specialists in neurology, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, psychology and family medicine. It provides excellent clinical care for patients with a range of sleep disorders, as well as education for patients and their families.

Conditions treated are:

  • Chronic Insufficient Sleep
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders (CRD)
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology

The institute offers treatment options that utilize minimally invasive procedures. Our surgeons employ state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, with a focus on research for early diagnosis, better cancer staging and prediction of recurrent disease in cases of lung and esophageal cancer. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other diseases of the chest. The thoracic surgeons at Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals perform a range of minimally invasive procedures for conditions of the lung and chest wall. Compared to the surgery performed through a long, open-chest incision, minimally invasive lung surgery provides several important benefits for patients, which include:

  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Little scarring
  • Minimal blood loss
  • No cutting of the ribs or breastbone (sternum)
  • Possible improved cure rates for cancer

Our pulmonologists are competent in performing procedures like pleural fluid tapping and chest tube placement.Functioning as a tertiary referral center for respiratory problems, we provide facilities like bronchial artery embolization, imaging guided diagnostics and therapeutic procedures of lung lesions.A team of dedicated surgical specialists performs surgical procedures on lungs on top priority.

All kinds of lung surgeries are performed, such as decortication, lobectomies and pneumonectomies, rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body removal and endotracheal stent placement.

Services & Procedures

Our pulmonologists provide treatment for lung diseases, disorders of the lungs and the respiratory tract.

Common diseases managed

  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Infant respiratory distress syndrome
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer diagnosis
  • Pleural empyema
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Psittacosis
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary sequestration
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tuberculosis

Technology

  • The medical diagnosis is supported by a well-equipped laboratory for blood investigations, such as arterial blood gas measurements, microbiological
  • Testing of respiratory samples, pulmonary function testing, etc.
  • State-of-the-art imaging facility
  • Digital chest X-ray
  • Advanced CT scan and virtual bronchoscopy
  • Fully equipped bronchoscopy suite which performs sampling of lung tissue for biopsy, opening of airways and insertion of stents for alleviation of patient distress.
  • The institute also has a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory, which performs a variety of tests to aid in diagnosing and assessing the severity of lung diseases.

Department of Pulmonology provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art respiratory care with sophisticated diagnostic facilities that match the best in the world.

Doctors

Dr. Girish Kumar Agrawal

Qualifications: DNB (Respiratory Disease) ,IDCC
Designation: Consultant
Specialty: Pulmonology
Location: Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals, Dhamtari Road, Raipur

Dr. Shushil Jain

Qualifications: MBBS, DNB
Designation: Consultant
Specialty: Pulmonology
Location: Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals, Dhamtari Road, Raipur