The Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine offers primary and second-opinion outpatient and inpatient consultations for various adult lung diseases, sleep disorders and critical ICU illnesses. The department includes highly qualified, well trained and skilled specialists in the fields of Pulmonary/Respiratory/Chest medicine, Critical Care medicine and Sleep Disorders medicine.
We offer all services including lung disease consultations, ICU care, comprehensive pulmonary function testing, a Sleep Disorders clinic and round the clock Respiratory therapy. A few of our niche high expertise areas are the evaluation and treatment of Interstitial lung diseases, Airway disorders like Asthma/COPD/Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary hypertension, and the latest specialty of Interventional Pulmonology.
What is unique about us? The concept of a specialty center in a field incorporates medical care given at a much higher level: specialized, customized, and geared up towards difficult and complicated situations. A committed team, maintaining the highest level of competence, updated knowledge and communication, offers comprehensive 360-degree care from the point of contact. Unlike other healthcare models where providers change, in this Specialty center one team takes care of out-patient, in-patient, intensive care unit, Interventional pulmonary procedures and domiciliary home-based care.
Our center also understands the difficulties patients and relatives face in modern urban busy and overworked lives, which get disrupted when healthcare needs arise. We also value your time and understanding the practical difficulties in travel, we try our best to maximize every outpatient visit, with relevant tests done the same day and reviewed to form a management plan.
In addition to providing clinical care, our consultants also participate in teaching and training and conduct research in various lung diseases, critical care medicine and sleep problems – our papers and innovations have been accepted and published in worldwide literature. Our consultants attend national and international meetings to present and review the latest findings in the care of patients with lung disease, sleep disorders and critical care problems.
Our partners in the care of these complex patients include a skilled Thoracic Surgery Program (Dr Sathyaki Nambala/Dr Arul Furtado), who are experts in the minimally invasive approach to surgery. The Pulmonary department works hand-in-hand with the Thoracic surgeons in providing world-class interdisciplinary care in the field.
In recognition of the expertise in the care of patients with lung disease, Dr Ravindra Mehta, Division Chief was recently conferred the title of “Legend In The Field of Pulmonary Medicine” by the Times group in 2018, and also has been conferred the award of ‘Distinguished Clinician,’ and ‘Adjunct Professor’ by the Apollo Hospitals. group
The Department of Pulmonary medicine runs state-of-the-art specialty clinics that include:
- Severe Asthma clinic
- Interstitial Lung diseases clinic
- Allergy Clinic
- Airways Disorders Clinic