Department of Respiratory Medicine
Services & Procedures
- Diagnostic Bronchoscopy: Primarily, it is a visual examination of the lungs and air passages. It is also used to obtain tissue and secretion samples, and to wash the tissues with saline.
- Therapeutic Bronchoscopy: It helps to remove secretions, blood, tumours, or foreign objects lodged in the airway.
- Interventional Pulmonology: It focuses on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to treat patients with lung cancer, benign airway disorders and pleural diseases.
- Argon Plasma Coagulation: A medical endoscopic procedure used primarily to control bleeding from certain lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, and also to de-bulk tumours.
- Foreign Body Removal: The removal of ingested objects from the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum by endoscopic techniques.
- Stent Placement for complex airways: It is a device that helps to open narrowed airway passages.
- Cryotherapy: It is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue.
- Balloon dilatation for airway narrowing: It aims to dilate the narrowed airway with minimal mucosal trauma.
- Bronchial Thermoplasty Heating: It dilates permanently narrowed airways to relieve chronic asthama or bronchitis.