Advanced Centre for Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a specialization in medicine which deals with problems associated with breathing and lung health. With an increase in industrialization, population and ever-increasing air pollution respiratory problems are on the rise. We at Cauvery Heart & Multi-Speciality Hospital understand the rising need for a comprehensive respiratory care unit which caters to a wide range of respiratory services including preventive medicine, early diagnosis of respiratory conditions and optimal, timely management of lung diseases. Our pulmonologist in Mysuru provides comprehensive respiratory care to their patients.

The Centre of Excellence in Pulmonology at Cauvery Heart & Multi-Speciality Hospital specialises in clinical pulmonology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosis and management of lung diseases, sleep medicine, critical care, management of advanced lung diseases and lung transplantation. The overall approach is to foster an environment in the treatment of these disorders where we combine expertise, information, communication and support to help the patient and the family with the difficult times which come with critical illness and chest disorders. We understand the crisis which descends on individuals and families in these times and tries as both professionals and individuals to be with you through these challenging periods in a very comprehensive way.

At this Centre of Excellence, we follow International treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based care at all times and offer best-in-class healthcare services for both adult and paediatric care.

FAQs on Pulmonology

  • Who is a Pulmonologist?
    A Pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract.

  • What type of respiratory problems can a Pulmonologist treat?
    Pulmonologists commonly treat asthma, lung or airway inflammation, lung cancer, interstitial and occupational lung diseases, blocked lung airways, chronic obstructive lung disease(COPD), genetic diseases of the lung (cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, bronchitis), and the diseases that occur due to inhalation of dust chemical or smoking.

  • When should I consider visiting a Pulmonologist?
    You need to visit a pulmonologist if you have symptoms such as a severe cough that lasts for more than 3 weeks, blood or mucus in cough, chest pain, breathing difficulties, wheezing, or sudden weight loss due to unknown reasons.

  • What tests will a Pulmonologist do for a check-up?
    A pulmonologist will perform different check-ups depending upon your problem. These may include tests that measure lung size and airflow such as spirometry and lung volume tests, CT scan, chest X-ray, chest ultrasound, pleural biopsy, pulse oximetry test, bronchoscopy, etc.

  • How are a Pulmonologist and a chest surgeon different from each other?
    A pulmonologist will diagnose and treat conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract whereas a chest surgeon specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other chest organs.

  • How will a Pulmonologist check whether my lungs are working fine?
    A pulmonologist may conduct pulmonary function tests to measure lung size and airflow. They also help to check how well you breathe and how effectively your lungs can bring oxygen to the rest of your body. He or she may also test for lung disorders by measuring the lungs’ capacity to hold and move air and to absorb oxygen.

  • What to expect at your first visit to a Pulmonologist?
    During your first visit to a pulmonologist, carry a summary of your medical history, list of medications, and past test results. After looking at your medical history, the pulmonologist will perform a physical examination. Tests such as Bronchoscopy, CT-scan, and Chest X-ray may be requested for an accurate diagnosis.

  • Can a pulmonologist help me to quit smoking?
    Yes, you can visit a pulmonologist to quit smoking as he or she will prescribe you some medication that will help you to quit. Nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and lozenges may be advised.