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Leading Pulmonologists In Kolkata

Overview


Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focusses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract. Fortis Hospitals holds the status of having some of the best pulmonologists in Kolkata with years of expertise making us undoubtedly one of the best lung speciality hospital in Kolkata.

Department

The Pulmonology Department at Fortis, with its team of some of the best pulmonologists in Kolkata, renders bronchoscopy services, both flexible and rigid. The department is well known for its competent work in interventional bronchoscopy, especially Trans-Bronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA)/biopsies, endobronchial electro surgery procedures, balloon bronchoplasty and stenting.

Pleuroscopy and video-assisted thoracoscopic procedures add to another field of the proficiency of the department. The Pulmonology Department is also equipped with Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) facility. The department utilises all the latest and modern tools for bronchoscopic diagnosis.

The department also consists of a specialised sleep laboratory and conducts multiple sleep studies for patients with diseases and conditions related to obesity hypoventilation syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, day time sleepiness and snoring disorders. We also have a dedicated team of some of the best paediatric pulmonologists in Kolkata who specialise in all pulmonary issues in children.

Diseases & Treatment

There are a range of diseases and ailments that are cured by pulmonologists: 

  • Asthma: This is a chronic illness with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, etc. 
  • Bronchiectasis: This disease comes as an aftermath to any damage caused to the bronchial airways. Infections occur in the spot where the tubes get distended. A person may carry bronchiectasis since birth or develop later in life.
  • Bronchitis: This disease comes with an infection that causes inflammatory conditions in the airways. These infections can either be short-lived or chronic.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): This is an entire category of lung diseases within itself and causes conditions such as lung tissue damage, airway inflammation, and limited airflow. Chronic bronchitis are the most known kinds of COPD.
  • Chronic Bronchitis: This is a kind of COPD that is usually detected when the patient shows symptoms like cough with mucus on a frequent basis across a span of 3 months or more.
  • Emphysema: This disease impacts the alveoli (or the air sacs). This condition is known to occur when the air sacs become less elastic and are not able to fully deflate.
  • Interstitial Lung Disease: This category includes an exhaustive list of lung disorders. Symptoms however for each disease can be different as different ILDs are associated with different symptoms. ILD usually begins with inflammation of the lung tissues and scarring of the alveoli.
  • Occupational Lung Disease: An illness that is caused by exposure to irritating or toxic substances in the work environment. These substances may trigger acute or chronic respiratory problems with a severe single exposure or more commonly due to prolonged or repeated exposure.
  • Sarcoidosis: This condition is usually associated with granulomas which grow and stick together to prevent certain organs from functioning normally. It begins from the lymph nodes or the lungs and very often affects the liver, eyes, and skin.

Why us?

Our expert team of pulmonologists consisting of some of the top lung specialists in Kolkata, are highly specialized in complex surgical and medical procedures and have many years of experience treating patients of all ages while exercising the utmost care, taking into account the complete satisfaction of the individual. The top pulmonologists in Kolkata at Fortis work in collaboration with the experts of almost all other specialties in order to deliver personalised and effective care to the patient.

Diseases & Treatment

There are a range of diseases and ailments that are cured by pulmonologists: 

  • Asthma: This is a chronic illness with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, etc. 
  • Bronchiectasis: This disease comes as an aftermath to any damage caused to the bronchial airways. Infections occur in the spot where the tubes get distended. A person may carry bronchiectasis since birth or develop later in life.
  • Bronchitis: This disease comes with an infection that causes inflammatory conditions in the airways. These infections can either be short-lived or chronic.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): This is an entire category of lung diseases within itself and causes conditions such as lung tissue damage, airway inflammation, and limited airflow. Chronic bronchitis are the most known kinds of COPD.
  • Chronic Bronchitis: This is a kind of COPD that is usually detected when the patient shows symptoms like cough with mucus on a frequent basis across a span of 3 months or more.
  • Emphysema: This disease impacts the alveoli (or the air sacs). This condition is known to occur when the air sacs become less elastic and are not able to fully deflate.
  • Interstitial Lung Disease: This category includes an exhaustive list of lung disorders. Symptoms however for each disease can be different as different ILDs are associated with different symptoms. ILD usually begins with inflammation of the lung tissues and scarring of the alveoli.
  • Occupational Lung Disease: An illness that is caused by exposure to irritating or toxic substances in the work environment. These substances may trigger acute or chronic respiratory problems with a severe single exposure or more commonly due to prolonged or repeated exposure.
  • Sarcoidosis: This condition is usually associated with granulomas which grow and stick together to prevent certain organs from functioning normally. It begins from the lymph nodes or the lungs and very often affects the liver, eyes, and skin.

Why us?

Our expert team of pulmonologists consisting of some of the top lung specialists in Kolkata, are highly specialized in complex surgical and medical procedures and have many years of experience treating patients of all ages while exercising the utmost care, taking into account the complete satisfaction of the individual. The top pulmonologists in Kolkata at Fortis work in collaboration with the experts of almost all other specialties in order to deliver personalised and effective care to the patient.

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