The Department of Pulmonology at Aster CMI hospital is the state-of-the-art facility delivering advanced diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to a spate of respiratory and chest diseases. Our Pulmonologists are one of the most experienced , and have a record of excellence in clinical Pulmonology and Critical Care, including specialty areas such as Interventional Pulmonology, which is not common in India. They use most sophisticated techniques and technologies available to diagnose and treat patients with chest and respiratory problems. The complex pulmonary interventional procedures are routinely performed at Aster CMI hospital to treat patients with benign airway disorders, pleural diseases, Interstitial lung disease and lung cancer. The Department is equipped with Endobronchial Ultrasound capable of finding and detecting abnormal lymph glands as well as Mediastinal tumors. It can be even performed under local anesthesia and within hours the nature and extent/staging of the tumor can be identified so that immediate treatment can be instituted. Patients with pleural effusions can seek a one stop solution as the Medical Thoracoscopy which is done here is capable of diagnosing the pleural diseases and also helps the Pulmonologist break the thick pockets of empyema. Rigid Bronchoscopy helps the Pulmonologist treat life threatening bleeding from the lung and also helps to provide a last hope for patients with advanced lung cancer in need for airway stenting and achieving an open airway. Prolonged air leak from the lung especially in those who were smokers or had other pathologies causing a leak in the lung can be managed endobronchially by insertion of tiny spigots under guidance into the appropriate airway which is leaking. The sleep lab at Aster CMI hospital provides expertise in diagnosis and management of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia.


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  • Fibroptic bronchoscopy with video scope and BAL 
  • Trans bronchial needle aspiration 
  • Trans bronchial biopsy 
  • Trans-bronchial lung biopsy 
  • Tracheal stenting 
  • Endo bronchial glue therapy 
  • Cauterization and removal of endobronchial growth 
  • Foreign body removal with Basket 
  • Medical thoracoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of Pleural diseases
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Interventional Pulmonology

  • Fibroptic bronchoscopy with video scope and BAL
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration and Biopsy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) guided transbronchial needle aspiration and biopsy
  • Transbronchial biopsy for diagnosis of diseases such as TB, sarcoidosis, and lung cancer
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Thermal ablation in the airway: Electrocautery, argon photocoagulation, Cryotherapy
  • Airway Stent placement, Spigot placement
  • Medical Thoracoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic.
  • Pleurodesis for recurrent effusions as in cancer and some benign disorders.
  • Expert management of Broncho-pleural fistula using endoscopic techniques
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy

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Critical Care Services

  • Respiratory failure due to any cause including
  • Pneumonia - Community-acquired/Hospital - associated/Viral/H1N1
  • Acute severe COPD Exacerbations and Acute severe Asthma/Status asthmaticus
  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • OSA and other Type II respiratory failures
  • Shock due to any cause, commonly, sepsis and septic shock
  • Multiorgan dysfunction (MODS)
  • Coma and altered sensorium due to any cause
  • Renal Failure
  • Toxicological problems
  • Poisoning
  • Drug Overdose
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Pulmonary Function Lab

  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • PFT with Bronchodilator response
  • PFT with diffusion study
  • 6 MWT
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Sleep Lab

  • Complete and split overnight Polysomnography
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • CPAP titration with sleep study
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Video-Assisted Thoracic surgery (VATS)

  • VATS decortication
  • VATS lobectomy
  • VATS bullectomy
  • VATS sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
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