Pulmonology

Advanced Centre for Pulmonology

Interventional Paediatric pulmonology is a new State-of-the-art field within Paediatric Pulmonary medicine that focuses on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to treat patients with benign airway disorders, pleural diseases. These complex procedures include both diagnostic and advanced therapeutic interventions and are at the cutting edge of both diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy. We are a specialized center for Paediatric Interventional Pulmonology.
 

Key Procedures

Paediatric Pulmonary (respiratory) Services

Paediatric Pulmonary services cover the entire spectrum of Respiratory Care and Chest Medicine. We have specialized Pulmonary medicine expertise with the most sophisticated techniques and technologies available to diagnose and treat many patients with chest and respiratory problems The disease spectrum includes the following:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, bronchiolitis etc.
  • Pleural diseases like empyema, tubercular pleural effusion
  • Chronic pulmonary diseases such as childhood interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and broncho-pulmonary dysplasia
  • Immunodeficiency manifesting with frequent chest infections
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Lung aspiration syndromes, including swallowing abnormalities
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Congenital abnormalities of the airways and lungs
  • Other diseases with lung involvement
     
Paediatric Sleep services

We provide a comprehensive clinic service for children with sleep problems. We offer;

  • Level A overnight Polysomnography (sleep study) with all the parameters like respiratory movement, oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, electroencephalography, and video recording etc according to international standards (American academy of sleep medicine 2012.
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) for children with symptoms suggestive of narcolepsy
  • CPAP initiation
  • CPAP titration with sleep study
  • BiPAP initiation 
  • BiPAP titration with sleep study
     
Diagnostic bronchoscopy services
  • Persistent wheezing 
  • Hemoptysis 
  • Persistent or recurring atelectasis 
  • Persistent or recurring pneumonias
  • Localized hyperlucency due to intrinsic (foreign body, bronchomalacia, granulation tissue) or extrinsic obstruction (adenopathies, aberrant vessels, congenital or acquired mediastinal mass)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and biopsy samples.
  • Aspiration of secretions
  • Foreign body
     
Interventional procedures
  • Esophageal ultrasound – Bronchoscopic – Fine needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) guided transbronchial needle aspiration and biopsy
  • Endo-bronchial and Transbronchial biopsy for diagnosis of diseases such as TB, sarcoidosis and other infections
  • Rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body retrieval.
  • Thermal ablation in the airway: Electrocautery, argon photocoagulation
  • MedicalThoracoscopy: for diagnostic and treatment of pleural diseases 
  • Pleurodesis for recurrent effusions and some benign disorders.
  • Cryobipsy of lung for Childhood interstitial lung disease.
     
Pulmonary Function Lab services
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • PFT with Bronchodilator response
  • PFT with diffusion study, Lung volumes
  • Exercise challenge test
     
Paediatric allergy services
  • Skin prick test
  • Allergen immunotherapy
     

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