Respiratory diseases can affect any part of the respiratory system. In such cases, it is best to seek the expertise of medical help specialised in this field. The Apollo Clinic Barrackpore's Pulmonology Centre is just the place to visit for the resolution of respiratory disorders and diseases. Our team of pulmonology specialists supported by advanced medical equipment ensures you receive prompt care and treatment, through its modernistic facilities.
What is Pulmonology?
Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with disorders and diseases involving the respiratory tract, such as the nasal passage, sinuses, pharynx, vocal cords, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and alveoli. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our Pulmonology Centre comprises of well-experienced lung specialists and state-of-the-art facilities that provide care across the full range of lung problems and other pulmonology diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis and emphysema.
What is the first step?
At our Clinic, the diagnosis of Pulmonology problems is performed with a physical examination and gathering of medical history. It is followed by:
Blood tests: A sample of the blood is examined to check for blood platelet counts, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels as well as cancer cells.
Spirometry: This test determines the volume and speed of air flow inhaled or exhaled by your lungs. You will be asked to take a deep breath and exhale into the device which then displays the volume and rate of air flow, thus throwing light on any abnormalities or obstructions.
Bronchoscopy: A bronchoscope is used to review the inside of the airways and lungs for any potential obstructions or abnormalities. Image tests: Tests such as Chest X- rays or CT-scans are used to identify possible structural abnormalities of the respiratory system.How can we help you?
Depending on the diagnosis of your respiratory condition, our team recommends the most effective choice of treatment.
Our lung treatment plans extend to psychological support, health education and advanced care planning as respiratory problems significantly impact the quality and length of the patient’s life. In particular, cases, where intensive care is required, our experts suggest specific treatment procedures that are designed to provide an optimum outcome. They may include certain conditions such as exposure to toxins and allergens. Prolonged exposure to certain elements such as tobacco smoke, asbestos, coal mining fumes and certain types of animals usually bring about respiratory disorders. Our treatment plan will, in such cases, focus on reducing the exposure to those elements while combating the symptoms caused by the exposure.
We, at Apollo Clinic, offer a full range of consultation services to evaluate acute or chronic pulmonary diseases and disorders. Our distinguished team of pulmonologists and modern facilities come together to deliver high-quality care and successful outcomes, thus ensuring as normal a life as possible for the care seeker.