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Pulmonology

Pulmonology Overview

The Department of 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, 3 physician assistants and other supportive staffs.

Unique features:
  • First in Coimbatore to introduce radial EBUS guided biopsy of peripheral lung tumours
  • One of the few cent-res in India to offer airway stenting
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Treatment & Procedures
Flexible bronchoscopic procedures
  • Bronchial and transbronchiallung biopsy, Bronchial Lavage, Foreign body extraction, cryo-lung biopsy, Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA), Whole lung lavage
  • EBUS(Endobronchial Ultrasound)-Both Linear and Radial EBUS
Thoracoscopic procedures
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopy
  • Management of complicated pleural effusions and recurrent pneumothorax
  • Talc pleurodesis (poudrage)
Sleep lab
  • Diagnostic sleep study
  • Titration study
Rigid bronchoscopic procedures
  • Debulking of tracheobronchial tumours
  • Airway stenting
  • Foreign body removal
  • Dilatation of airway stenosis
Conditions treated
  • Obstructive airway diseases (Asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis, etc)
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension and Corpulmonale
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
  • Occupational Lung Diseases
  • Lung cancers
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary function Lab
  • Spirometry
  • DLCO
  • FeNO
  • Six minute walk test
Others
  • Ultrasound guided pigtail chest drain insertion
  • Talc slurry pleurodesis
  • Image guided Pleural and Lung biopsy
Team of Doctors

Dr.S. Sundara Kumar

MBBS, DTCD, MBA-HA

Consultant Pulmonologist / Medical Informatics

Dr.S. Senthilkumar

MBBS., MD

Consultant Pulmonologist

Dr.R. Vijayaravindh

MBBS., MD(Pulmo)., DNB., Fellow in Pulmo

Consultant Pulmonologist

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