TB - Chest Specialist | Pulmonologist | Chest Physicians | Vydehi Hospital Bangalore

TB & Chest

  • The Department of TB & Chest diseases is also known as Respiratory Diseases or Pulmonary Medicines.
  • The consultants/specialist are called chest physicians, or Respiratory Physicians or Pulmonologist.
  • The Department deals with diseases of respiratory system (nose, throat, windpipe, lungs, chest wall etc)
  • We work as a team of 6 doctors in our department everyday from 9am-4pm, giving outpatient services (OPD), inpatient services (wards), acute care (serious patients) and ICU care.

Symptoms

  • We diagnosis and treat various diseases e.g. Pneumonia, T.B, bronchial asthma, Bronchitis, Eosinopilia etc.

  • We provide test to diagnosis lung T.B, i.e. sputum (Phlegm) free of cost and provide medicines to treat T.B anywhere in the body free of cost for full 6-8 months in our department.

  • We give total care so that each human being breaths comfortably all through day and night, at any situation in workplace, at home, outdoors, during sleep, during air travel.

OPD Services
We function in OPD daily

  • Monday-Friday : 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday             : 9am to 1pm

We examine and treat patients who have any of the following complaints: cough, sputum (phlegm) production, difficulty in breathing (breathlessness), wheezing, blood in phlegm, chest pain, chest tightness, weight loss, etc.

A. Various diseases diagnosed and treated in our Department

  • Infections:
    1.common cold
    2.Sore throat
    3.Bronchitis
    4.Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis ( T.B)
  • Screening for T.B
  • Complications of T.B: Destroyed (scarred lung, bronchitis)
  • Allergy: Br. Asthma(running nose, sneezing, blocked nose)
  • Eosinophilic lung disease: Eosinophilia
  • Screening for smoking related lung disease
  • Smoking related lung diseases: COPD (Bronchitis)
  • Pollution related lung disease
  • Occupational related lung Disease:
    1.Air cooler/ Air Condition,
    2.Dust – Construction site
    3.Garment Factory
    4.Mines
    5.Factory – exposure to dust, fumes, smoke
    6.Poultry
    7.Farming, etc
  • Sleep related breathing problems (snoring)
  • Screening for lung cancer
  • Obesity related breathing problem
  • Stress related breathing problem

B. We give acute care (emergency) in severe/serious breathlessness, cough etc. i.e. severe asthma, severe bronchitis, respiratory failure (lung failure) etc.

C. Where-ever necessary we provide ICU care.

D. We assess the functional status of respiratory system (breathing capacity) in:

  • Pre- employment
  • Pre – surgery/operation
  • In various diseases
  • In smokers
  • As general check up

E. Free availability of test i.e. sputum (phlehm) for diagnosis and follow up in lung T.B by specially trained technician Free availability of medicines for T.B for full course 6-8 months

F. We teach breathing exercises, physiotherapy for lungs where-ever necessary

Procedures/ Facilities

  • Sputum (phlegm) test for TB of lung
  • Mantoux (Tuberculin) skin test for T.B
  • Pulmonary/ Lung function test to assess state of lung
  • Pleural aspiration 9fluid/ air collected in lung covering)
  • Lung/ Pleural FNAC/biopsy

Health checkups/ Health packages

Pulmonary function test (spirometry) to assess breathing capacity/ status of function of respiratory system done.

OPD Schedule/ Timings
Monday to Friday : 9 Am to 4 PM
Saturday: 9 Am to 1 PM

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