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How Respiratory Medicine is playing crucial role in the world of Medical Sciences?

| Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine
How Respiratory Medicine is playing crucial role in the world of Medical Sciences?

Today, respiratory problems are increasing day by day. Our environment has been poisonous due to air pollution generated by millions of vehicles and factories. Our lungs are now more vulnerable to respiratory diseases in comparison to situations a decade before.

The department of respiratory medicine is responsible for diagnosing and treating conditions that affect our breathing system, which includes the nose, throat (pharynx), larynx, windpipe (trachea), the lungs and the diaphragm. It is a hospital-based specialty where doctors treat respiratory problems of the people.

We must go to see a doctor after every 6 months for a general health check-up. It keeps us updated about our general health and also helps us to know in advance if there is any problem that is going to be a bigger one.

One must not be risking on a few respiratory symptoms, which may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest Tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Frequent blood infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Constant Weight Loss
  • Inflammation

Treatments offered by Signature Hospital:

A reputed name in the field of respiratory medicine, Signature has appointed a team of expert respiratory doctors with the setup of advanced medical equipment, and latest monitoring facilities to treat even the critical respiratory illness. The unit of respiratory medicine at Signature offers treatment for acute respiratory problems to severe illness.

  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleural Effusion

Signature offers different level of treatments with hi-tech lab facilities

Pulmonary Function Lab:

  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • PFT with Bronchodilator response
  • PFT with diffusion study

Sleep Lab:

  • Multiple sleep latency test. (MSLT)
  • CPAP titration with sleep study
  • Complete and split overnight Polysomnography

Signature’s intensive care include:

  • Pulmonary arterial catheterization
  • Intra-aortic balloon pumping
  • Portable ultrasonography for urgent diagnosis and procedure
  • Bedside Dialysis, ECHO and plasmapheresis units
  • Most advance mechanical ventilators (invasive and non-invasive) 
  • Latest life resuscitative units for immediate life support
  • Ultrasound guided Central venous and arterial catheterization (For critical patients)

Its advance treatments offer:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Non-invasive Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Testing

Signature’s surgical procedures include

  • Chemical and Thoracoscopic pleurodesis
  • Open and Video Assisted Thoracoscopic biopsy (VATS) and procedures.
  • Facilities for Thoracocentesis, Intercostal tube insertion and pleural Biopsy
  • Surgical assistance also available for open lung biopsy and lung Surgery
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