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Pulmonology

Dr. RM.PL. Ramanathan MD, DM Head of the Department of Pulmonology

Institute of Pulmonary Medicine has State-of-the-Art Technology and established with the mission of providing ethical & scientific health care to the patients. This is comprehensive institute with all capabilities to take care of all the dimensions of Respiratory problems. This is one of the few centres in India that offers comprehensive care in Respiratory Medicine for Asthma to Lung Transplantation.

Services Available

  • Out Patient Consultation
  • Sleep Disorder Centre
  • Pulmonary Function Labs
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Bronchoscopy Services
  • Interventional Thoracoscopy
  • Critical Care Services
  • RNTCP Services
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Bronchial Artery Embolization
  • Lung Transplantation in near future – Indicated patients registration in progress

Special Clinical / Diagnostic Services

Special clinics run on daily basis for diseases like bronchial asthma, Chronic obstructive and Pulmonary disease.

  • Lung Cancer Clinics
  • Paediatric Respiratory Clinics
  • Allergy Testing
  • Myco Lab (Rapid diagnosis of Tuberculosis including culture & sensitivity)

Description of Services

Sleep Disorder Centre

One stop centre, for all sleep related problems from snoring, excessive day time sleepiness, Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome and Insomnia (inability to get sleep). Has 2 state of the art polysomnography (Sleep Labs), experienced Sleep Technicians & trained team (Pulmonologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist & ENT specialist).

Pulmonary Function Labs

State of the Art Pulmonary Function labs for following test:

  • Spirometry
  • Exercise Testing
  • Body Plethysmography
  • Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Co-oxymetry
  • Co-Breath Analyzer

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

First and only centre in the region to offer comprehensive Pulmonary Rehab for Chronic Lung Disease patients with limitation of day to day activities.

Bronchoscopy Services

  • Diagnostic, Rigid & Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy

Interventional Thoracoscopy

  • Biopsy
  • Pleurodesis

Critical Care Services

  • Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Chronic Respiratory Care

Thoracic Surgery

  • VATS Lung Biopsy (Open Lung biopsy)
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Decortication
  • Pleurodesis
  • Mediastinoscopy

Research

  • Number of phase II/ Phase III & IV are conducted drug trials (both Indian & global) in department on regular basis under the HOD / Professor Dr.RM.PL. Ramanathan.
  • Publications in international and National journal of HOD / faculty.
  • Project guide for MBBS students in ICMR research projects
  • Department of Biotechnology has sanctioned a project on wireless polysomnography for Department of Electronics in PSG Technology
  • Prevalence and spectrum of Respiratory illness among AIDs patients from this part of India Under process for Publication
  • Impact and prevalence of malnutrition on COPD patients – Completed as Research Project for PG

Awards

  • Dr. RM.PL. Ramanathan, was awarded the “American Academy of Sleep Medicine” fellowship for International scholars. He has been Trained in Sleep Medicine at Sleep Disorder centre at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA in 2007.

Member of

  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member of Paediatric Pulmonary Chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • American college of Chest Physicians
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Facilities

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) with Narrowband imaging – Olympus
  • Fibroptic Bronchoscope – Paediatric / Adult – Olympus
  • Video Bronchoscope system – Olympus
  • Rigid Thoracoscopy system – Richard Wolf
  • Rigid Bronchoscope – Adult / Paediatric – EFER DUMON
  • Sleep Lab (Polysomnogram) – Respironics / Resmed
  • Spirometry – Spiro scout – Ganshorn
  • Spirometry – Spiro palm – Cosmed
  • DLCO with helium dilution lung volumes – Ganshorn
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Body Plethysmography (Q Box) – Cosmed
  • Pulmonary Rehab Equipments – Treadmill/ Fanbike /Ergometer (Welcare)

Miscellaneous

The department also maintains the highest standards in medical education, training of under graduate & post graduate doctors and research with a motto of “

Faculty

Associate Professor

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