Department Hospital

Pulmonary Medicine

Our Services

Overview

The department of Pulmonary Medicine, AMALA IMS, deals with the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of respiratory diseases.  The Pulmonologists at Amala specialize in COPD, Asthma, Sleep Apnoea, Lung Cancer, Chronic Ventilatory Failure and so on. The department was established almost two decades ago. 

There are regular Out-Patient (OPD) services from Monday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Our Facilities

  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • Electrocautery
  • Tracheo Bronchial Stending
  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • Pleurodesis
  • CT & usg Guided Lung Biopsy /Catheter Drainage
  • Spirometry
  • DLCO
  • Sleep Study
  • Allergy Skin testing
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • DOTS Center
  • Critical Care Unit With Invasive & non invasive Ventilators and Central Monitors

Faculty

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Dr. Rennis Davis Kizhakkepeedika


Vice Principal, Professor & HOD
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Dr. Lisha Pv


Associate Professor
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Dr. Arun N A


Senior Resident

Our Services

  • Spirometry

    It is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to diagnose Asthma, COPD and other conditions that affect breathing.

  • DLCO

    DLCO (Diffusion Capacity of Lungs for Carbon Monoxide (CO) is measured using small volumes of Carbon Monoxide (CO), and measures the transfer of CO across the alveolar-capillary membrane. DLCO can assist in identification, assessment of wide range of disease processes affecting lung parenchyma, and pulmonary vascular bed.

  • Sleep Study

    A sleep study is a non-invasive overnight exam that allows doctors to monitor you while you sleep, to see what’s happening in your brain and body. For this test, you will go to a sleep lab that is set up for overnight stay.

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Bronchoscopy services

    Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Bronchoscope is minimally invasive, but effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest. The department of Pulmonology at AMALA IMS has done over 3000 Bronchoscopies till date.

  • Medical Thoracoscopy

    Medical Thoracoscopy/ Pleuroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows access to pleural space using a combination of viewing and working instruments. It also allows for basic diagnostic (undiagnosed pleural fluid or pleural thickening) and therapeutic procedures (Adhesiolysis or Pleurodoesis) to be performed safely. The department has done over 300 Thoracoscopies.

  • Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU)

    The department is also equipped with Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU), which are specialized areas for monitoring and treating patients suffering from acute respiratory failure, originally caused by respiratory disease, and/or by acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure.

  • Regular Out-patient Department services

    There are regular Out-Patient (OPD) services from Monday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.