Pulmonology

Pulmonology

Overview

The Department of Pulmonology & Interventional Pulmonology is one of the most advanced centres in south india that provides the most up-to-date care for all the respiratory ailments. It has a dynamic team consisting of 3 consultants, 4 bronchoscopy staffs, 3 respiratory & sleep technicians, 2 physician assistants and other supportive staffs.

Treatment & Procedures

Flexible bronchoscopic procedures
  1. Bronchial biopsy, Lavage, foreign body extraction, cryobiopsy, cryo-assisted transbronchial lung biopsy, cryo and APC-assisted debulking, stenting, balloon dilatation, electrocautery, polypectomy
  2. EBUS(Endobronchial Ultrasound)-Both Linear and Radial EBUS
Rigid bronchoscopic procedures
  1. Debulking of tracheobronchial tumours
  2. Airway stenting
  3. Foreign body removal
  4. Dilatation of airway stenosis
Thoracoscopic procedures
  1. Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopy
  2. Management of complicated pleural effusions and recurrent pneumothorax
  3. Talc pleurodesis (poudrage)
Pulmonary function Lab
  1. Spirometry-to determine lung volumes
  2. DLCO-for assessing diffusing capacity of lung
  3. FeNO-for detecting airway inflammation
Sleep lab
  1. Diagnostic sleep study
  2. CPAP titration study
Others:
  1. Ultrasound guided pigtail chest drain insertion
  2. Talc slurry pleurodesis
  3. Bedside bronchoscopy
Conditions treated:
  1. Obstructive airway diseases (Asthma, COPD,etc)
  2. Lung cancers
  3. Interstitial lung diseases
  4. Lung infections
  5. Pleural effusion
  6. Pneumothorax
  7. Foreign body aspiration
  8. Pulmonary hypertension and Corpulmonale
  9. Sleep disorders (OSA, Insomnia, etc)
Unique features:
  1. First in Coimbatore to introduce radial EBUS guided biopsy of peripheral lung tumours
  2. One of the few centres in India to offer airway stenting

Dr. Baranitharan

MD, Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Director Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. V. Nandagaopal

MD
Consultant Pulmonologist

Dr. S. Sundarakumar

DTCD, MBA
Consultant Pulmonologist