MBBS, MD ( Respiratory Medicine ), PGDGM ( Geriatric Medicine)
Associate Consultant ( Pulmonology )
Experience: 3 years
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If your cough lasts longer than three weeks or gets severe, you should contact a pulmonologist. This should be done with your primary care physician's approval.
A pulmonologist is a doctor who focuses on the respiratory system.
A chest surgeon, often known as a cardiothoracic surgeon, is a surgeon who specialises in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery.
A pulmonologist will treat a variety of lung issues. Asthma, chronic pulmonary illness, emphysema, lung cancer, and interstitial and pleural infections are all treated by pulmonologists.
Some of the common indications for flexible bronchoscopy includes undiagnosed pulmonary infiltrates, lung masses, mediastinal lymphadenopathy, hemoptysis, airway disorders, endobronchial lesions and pediatric bronchoscopy.
A white light source is also used to see the airways during rigid bronchoscopy. It is, however, a larger, more rigid piece of equipment than flexible bronchoscopy, and it can only access the proximal airways.
A thoracoscopy is a medical treatment that allows a clinician to examine the space inside the chest (outside of the lungs)
Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows doctors to examine your lungs and airways.
An ultrasound probe is linked to a bronchoscope to observe the airways during endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS). Fluorescence bronchoscopy displays the inside of the lungs using a fluorescent light linked to the bronchoscope. A CT scan of your airways is used to do virtual bronchoscopy.
PAirway stents, also known as tracheobronchial prostheses, are tube-shaped devices that are put into an airway and have a hollow lumen. They can be used to treat a number of major airway problems and are usually implanted bronchoscopically.
The debulking surgery is performed through a few very small incisions that allow a small camera and special surgical instruments to be introduced. Minimally invasive techniques lessen pain and recovery time, and most surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures.