The Pulmonology Department at Fortis Hospital, Kolkata comprises an integrated team well led by the best pulmonologist in Kolkata. The team is committed to delivering the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options for the lungs and respiratory tract disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis as well as allergies and diseases such as sarcoidosis and lung cancer.
The department is equipped with ultra-modern technology including high-end monitoring systems, ventilators, and oxygen delivery systems. The unit also has the facility for critical pulmonary care managed by our expert chest specialist doctor in Kolkata, Fortis.
The department is experienced in rendering the best care to the patients of all age groups, with regular pulmonary issues or with critical illnesses. Fortis provides the most sophisticated and critical services such as bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound. The pulmonologists in Kolkata branch also help patients to overcome sleep disorders and breathing problems. The department has a dedicated laboratory for conducting various sleep studies and offers treatment for specific problems related to sleep such as obesity hypoventilation syndrome, obstructive sleep apnoea, day time sleepiness, and snoring.
The team runs a dedicated allergy unit wherein it offers well-formulated treatment programs, diagnosis, and remedial expertise for the patients suffering from allergies. We have the best chest specialist in Kolkata who is specialized in treating various respiratory disorders including airway diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, lung transplant, lung cancer, sleep medicine, lung infections including Tuberculosis. The Pulmonary department aims to achieve complete patient satisfaction and deliver incomparable patient outcomes.
Q1. What are the clinical procedures advised by a pulmonologist for diagnosis?
Clinical procedures advised by a pulmonologist to diagnose different conditions may include any of the following tests:
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
Bronchoscopy along with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), transbronchial biopsy, endobronchial and epithelial brushing
Positron emission tomography (PET)
Scintigraphy and various other techniques of nuclear medicine
Q2. Do you have a special critical care unit for pulmonology patients?
Fortis provides a specialized Pulmonary Critical Care Unit for acute life-threatening respiratory diseases backed by a state-of-art next-generation computer-assisted ICU that houses modern cutting-edge technologies including ECMO.
Q3. What does sleep medicine in pulmonology deal with?
At Fortis, the department of sleep medicine deals with disorders such as snoring, insomnia, excessive sleepiness, and psychosomatic sleep-related disorders along with the treatment of other disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation using CPAP and BIPAP devices.
Q4. What is non-invasive pulmonology and interventional pulmonology?
Non-invasive pulmonology - It involves the diagnosis and management of a range of pulmonary diseases, related to pulmonary medicine, including difficult, systemic and auto-immune disorders. The sub specialty also covers the interpretation of pulmonary function tests including the management of lung volumes and diffusion capacity.
Interventional pulmonology and bronchoscopy - This is a super subspecialty of Pulmonology wherein minimally invasive procedures are carried out to diagnose and treat a range of lung disorders using advanced bronchoscope and thoracoscopic techniques.