Speciality Department

Pulmonary Medicine

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Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialists at Amrita hospital are experts in solving all complex medical challenges faced by people with conditions that affect the lungs. Comprehensive pulmonary medicine programmes include specialized treatment of diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, sleep-disordered breathing, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, occupational lung diseases, pulmonary rehabilitation, tuberculosis, lung cancers and pleural pathologies. Pulmonary Medicine team at Amrita collaborates with experts in nearly every specialty to provide patients with best possible care.

Key Features

  • Highly experienced, skilled, dedicated and qualified faculty
  • Advanced pulmonary function & sleep labs
  • State-of-the-art Interventional Pulmonary services
  • Specialty clinics
  • Second department in India to establish super specialty training program (DM) in Pulmonary Medicine

Services Offered

OPD services

  • Daily OPD starting from 9am to 5pm with lunch break of half hour between 1:30 pm to 2 pm.

Facilities Available

Pulmonary Function Lab
  • Spirometry
  • DLCO
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • 6 minute walk testing
  • PEFR recording
Pulmonary ICU (8 Beds)
  • Invasive & Non invasive ventilation
  • ECMO (VA & VV)
Diagnostic Bronchoscopic Procedures
  • Bronchial wash/lavage, TBNA, Fluoroscope guided TBLB
  • Cryoprobe lung biopsy -: histopathological diagnosis of various forms of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias – (IIP/ILD)
  • Linear EBUS – TBNA -: For sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes and central airway tumours.
  • Radial EBUS -: For sampling of peripheral pulmonary lesions/ drainage of lung abscess)
  • Paediatric bronchoscopy
Advanced Bronchoscopic Procedures
  • Airway tumour debulking (using Argon plasma coagulation and cryotherapy)
  • Airway stenting (for benign and malignant causes)
  • Whole lung lavage
  • Balloon tracheobronchoplasty
  • Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema
  • Foreign body removal from the airways (Adult & Paediatric)
  • Bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) – Done by Interventional Radiology team
Pleural Service Facilities and Procedures
  • Medical Thoracoscopy (Flexi-rigid & Rigid)
  • Endoscopic management of persistent broncho-pleural fistula
  • Pleuryx catheter insertion
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery / Robotic thoracic procedures (Thoracic surgery team)
Sleep Lab
  • Polysomnography – full & limited channel
  • CPAP titration
Allergen testing
  • Inhalational & food allergens
  • Skin prick testing
  • RAST
  • Immunotherapy
Pulmonary rehabilitation services  
Smoking cessation  

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Phone: 0484 - 6688650 / 0484 - 2858650
Email: pulmonary@aims.amrita.edu

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