Department of Pulmonology

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What is Pulmonology?

It is the medical specialty which deals with the diseases involving the respiratory tract (lungs and bronchioles [airways] ).

What Are The Doctors Of Pulmonology Called?

Pulmonologist or pulmonary disease specialist are specialized in treating diseases of the lungs along with their timely diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, cardiothoracic surgeons or lung surgeons are the specialists who are involved in the surgical management of the organs present in the thorax – heart and lungs.

When Is It A Good Time To See A Pulmonologist?

Multiple signs and symptoms can aware you of the impending lung disorders that you might be faced with or are going to be diagnosed with. They may include:

  1. Chronic cough
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Chronic mucus production
  4. Wheezing
  5. Coughing up blood
  6. Chronic chest pain
  7. Feeling tired or weak
  8. Weight loss and loss of appetite

What Do The Doctors Of Pulmonology Treat?

  1. Asbestosis
  2. Asthma
  3. Bronchiectasis
  4. Bronchitis
  5. Chronic Cough
  6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  7. Common Cold
  8. Croup
  9. Cystic Fibrosis
  10. Hantavirus
  11. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  12. Influenza
  13. Lung Cancer
  14. Pandemic Flu
  15. Pertussis
  16. Pleurisy
  17. Pneumonia
  18. Pulmonary Embolism
  19. Pulmonary Hypertension
  20. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  21. Sarcoidosis
  22. Sleep Apnea
  23. Spirometry
  24. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  25. Tuberculosis
  26. Work-Related Asthma

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