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Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

The specialty of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Venkateshwar Hospital deals with the whole spectrum of respiratory diseases that involve the lungs, airways, mediastinum, pleura, diaphragm and the chest wall. We also deal with disorders that affect the breathing indirectly like neuromuscular disorders & sleep disorders.

The prevalence of respiratory diseases is increasing worldwide and particularly in Delhi due to pollution, growing urbanization & smoking. The diseases like Asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonias, Chest traumas, Pneumothorax, Pleural effusions, Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Lung cancer, Sleep disorders, Allergies, and Respiratory failure due to various causes are frequently encountered these days and need specialist management.

Our department is well equipped with advanced pulmonary function testing lab, video bronchoscopy & thoracoscopy. We also possess the state-of-the-art Endobronchial Ultrasound(EBUS) system with both linear and radial probes to perform real time and safe procedures. We also take pride in our skilled team to perform allergy testing and its treatment.

Another highlight of the department is the fully equipped advanced sleep study lab (polysomnography) to perform overnight studies, split studies, titration studies & multiple sleep latency testing.

Technology

Interventional Bronchoscopy

Interventional Bronchoscopy along with Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is the State of the Art Technology for both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management of Airway and Parenchymal Lung Disorder in 21st Century

Services Offered

  • Outdoor and Indoor services- The department provides outdoor services daily.
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Invasive ventilation and critical care including ECMO
  • Smoking cessation therapy
  • Pneumonia & Influenza Vaccination

Procedures

  • Fiber optic Bronchoscopy – BAL, TBNA, TBLB, Endobronchial biopsy, Tracheobronchial stenting, Balloon dilatation, BPF closure, Electrocautery, Argon plasma coagulation, Laser ablation etc.
  • Thoracoscopy- Pleural biopsy, Pleurodesis
  • EBUS-TBNA, Biopsy
  • Pleurocentesis- Diagnostic and therapeutic including pigtail and ICD insertion
  • Allergy testing (skin prick test)
  • Pulmonary function testing including diffusion studies
  • Sleep study- overnight assessment, split studies, titration studies & MSLT
  • 6-minute walk test
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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Dr. (Brig) Ashok K. Rajput

MD (Medicine), MD (Chest) DTCD, DNB (Respiratory Medicine), FNCCP

Sr. Consultant

Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

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