Treatments & Procedures

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine at KIMS specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with illnesses that affect the lungs, breathing and sleep. KIMS specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as :

  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Allergies,
  • Bronchitis
  • Pleural effusions
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Interstitial lung disease including IPF
  • Sleep disorders such as snoring
  • Sleep apnea syndrome and narcolepsy
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung infections(pneumonias) including
  • Pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis.

Our pulmonary specialists take advantage of advanced diagnostic techniques in collaboration with colleagues in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases,Rheumatology/Nephrology/Urology/Renal transplant and Surgeons in other specialties to provide comprehensive and effective treatment for patients. The department has facilities for catering needs of patients with respiratory allergies, smoking related lung diseases and various infections involving the lungs. The unit has excellent expertise in managing patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and also has facility for non invasive ventilation. The facilities comprise :

  • State of the art Ventilators
  • Non-invasive Ventilators - BIPAP
  • 24hrs intensive monitoring of critically ill patients
  • Video assisted Fibreoptic Bronchoscope
  • Bedside portable Bronchoscope
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Thoracic surgeries like Lung Resection and Decortications
  • Thoracoscopic pleural and lung biopsies
  • 32-channel polysomnography (Sleep study) with auto-titration
  • Thoracoscopic Pleural Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis, pleurodesis
  • Intercostal drainage for pneumothorax, empyema, hemothorax
  • Bronchial artery embolisation for haemoptysis
  • Asthma clinic
  • TB Clinic
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation Programmes for Chronic Lung Diseases
  • "Quit smoke" Clinic

In addition, we offer a variety of auxillary services including pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, bronchoscopy, overnight sleep studies and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The unparalleled leadership of KIMS is exemplified by the prominent and responsive roles, which many of the faculty members assume.

We are committed to state of the art patient care of the highest quality and compassion across the spectrum pulmonary illnesses from outpatients, to the critically ill. From initial check up through follow up, our highly experienced pulmonologists are committed to getting to know each patient's concerns and then create an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan. Our successful results speak for themselves.

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Mrs. P. Padmavathi




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