SevenHills Hospital has an advanced thoracic care unit catering to all aspects of pulmonary medicine delivered under the same roof. It is a unit designed for early detection of diseases, to perform required interventions and to provide pulmonary rehabilitation to help patients with respiratory illnesses and help them in leading healthier and productive lives.
The department has been equipped with state of art facilities in the care of respiratory and other thoracic disorders.
There is an advanced pulmonary function laboratory, a dedicated sleep medicine unit apart from an interventional pulmonology suite. The department also has programs running for smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory allergies.
Experts in Pulmonary Medicine at SevenHills provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.
Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan and other chest imaging studies.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia is a particular concern if you're older than 65 or have a chronic illness or weak immune system. It can also occur in young, healthy people.