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Welcome to the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Kothari Medical Centre, where we work hard to meet all of your needs in terms of respiratory care. Using cutting-edge technology, we provide comprehensive services like lung function tests, bronchoscopy, and sophisticated imaging.

We are dedicated to restoring and maintaining the health of your lungs through the treatment of acute problems as well as the management of chronic respiratory disorders.


Respiratory Distress Syndrome Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnostic Procedures

The department offers a range of diagnostic tests to assess respiratory disorders, such as:
Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT): Measures lung volumes, airflow, and gas exchange during pulmonary function tests (PFT) to determine how well the lungs are working
Spirometry: Measures the volume and rate of air breathed and expelled to assess lung function
Thoracentesis: Removal of fluid or air for testing or symptomatic relief from the pleural area surrounding the lungs
Sleep Studies: Examination of respiratory issues associated with sleep, such as sleep apnea through sleep studies

Treatment and Management of Respiratory Disorders

The department provides thorough treatment for a variety of respiratory disorders, including:
Asthma: Diagnosis, treatment, and information on managing asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation, and dietary changes
Pneumonia: Infections of the lungs are diagnosed, treated, and monitored in pneumonia
Tuberculosis (TB): Diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare for patients with active or latent tuberculosis (TB)
Interstitial Lung Diseases: Evaluation, treatment, and management of conditions like pulmonary fibrosis
Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, staging, and coordination of care with other disciplines for lung cancer
Allergies and Allergic Rhinitis: Allergy testing, management, and diagnosis of allergic rhinitis

Respiratory Therapy

To assist patients with breathing problems, the pulmonary medicine department may offer the following respiratory therapy services:
Inhalation Therapy: This is performed by using nebulizers or inhalers to provide medication
Oxygen Therapy: This involves giving patients with low blood oxygen levels, supplementary oxygen
Chest Physiotherapy: Techniques to help clear mucus from the airways and improve breathing
Mechanical Ventilation: The use of ventilators to manage people who external support to breath
Smoking Cessation Programmes: To assist people in quitting smoking and enhance lung health, the department may provide support and counselling services.

Chest Specialists

Why Choose Us

Why choose us?

  • The department conducts pulmonary function tests for a comprehensive assessment of lung functions.
  • A number of challenging endobronchial diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed using bronchoscopes and a C-arm setup.


Although there are many other symptoms that can accompany respiratory disorders, some of the most prevalent ones include coughing (with or without phlegm), exhaustion, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, and recurring respiratory infections.

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, bronchitis, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, TB, sleep apnea, and allergies are just a few of the many respiratory illnesses that our department treats. We provide thorough care for individuals with respiratory diseases and specialise in managing smoking cessation programmes.

Depending on the suspected disease, our department uses a variety of diagnostic tests to identify respiratory problems. Spirometry, chest X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, bronchoscopies, sleep studies, allergy testing, sputum analyses, and lung biopsies are a few examples of these that may be used. Based on your symptoms and medical history, our staff will choose the tests that are the most suited for you.

A combination of medication, dietary changes, and routine monitoring is frequently used to manage respiratory disorders effectively. Our experts will create a customised treatment plan for your condition, which may involve oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, inhalers, or other medications to reduce symptoms, as well as measures specific to your disease. For the best care, regular follow-ups and adherence to the treatment plan are essential.

A vital part of sustaining respiratory health is prevention. The following are some general principles:

  • Avoid passive as well as aggressive cigarette smoke exposure
  • Keep your hands clean to lower your risk of respiratory infections
  • As advised, get your influenza and pneumonia vaccinations
  • A balanced diet and frequent exercise can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Reduce your exposure to allergies and environmental toxins
  • If you operate in a setting with respiratory risks, adhere to workplace safety regulations

Yes, the department is prepared to handle both common respiratory problems and unexpected situations. The department’s pulmonologists collaborate closely with the hospital’s critical care team to provide prompt and appropriate care in the event of a serious respiratory crisis.

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