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Pulmonology

One of the most comprehensive units of its kind in the region, Aster Pulmonology offers a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for management of respiratory diseases in patients of all ages. Manned by an expert team of highly experienced Pulmonologists, this unit offers protocol-based, multi-disciplinary treatment for conditions like recurring allergies, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, obstructive sleep apnoea and chronic ventilatory failure - especially those secondary to neuromuscular disorders.

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One of the most comprehensive units of its kind in the region, Aster Pulmonology offers a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for management of respiratory diseases in patients of all ages. Manned by an expert team of highly experienced Pulmonologists, this unit offers protocol-based, multi-disciplinary treatment for conditions like recurring allergies, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, obstructive sleep apnoea and chronic ventilatory failure - especially those secondary to neuromuscular disorders.

Backed by advanced facilities like digital ICCA (IntelliSpace Critical Care) ICUs and ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), Aster Pulmonology provides specialised critical care for patients with acute respiratory conditions and respiratory failure.

The unit also provides domiciliary care services including home ventilation, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Therapy and LTOT (Long Term Oxygen Therapy).

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Doctors

Dr. Jacob Baby

Senior Consultant
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Dr. Praveen Valsalan

Consultant
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Dr. Elizabeth Sunila CX

Consultant
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Dr. Michelle Lolly

Senior Specialist
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Dr. Nabil Ahamed Salim P

Specialist
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Facilities

Out-patient Services

  • Outpatient Consultation
  • Dedicated Clinics for: Asthma, COPD, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Obesity hypoventilation syndrome, Chronic respiratory or ventilatory failure (including home oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation), Suppurative lung diseases, Tuberculosis, Interstitial lungdiseases, Pulmonary hypertension (including pulmonary vascular diseases), Respiratory allergic disorders
  • Fast-track clinics for suspected thoracic malignancies.
  • Smoking cessation clinics
  • Executive health check ups

In Patient Services

  • Management of all acute respiratory admissions
  • Providing joint care with intensivists for respiratory patients intubated and managed in the intensive care unit.
  • Non-invasive ventilation and CPAP therapy
  • Management of patients with haemoptysis in collaboration with Interventional Radiologist if Bronchial Artery Embolization is planned or Thoracic Surgeon if operative intervention is required
  • Attending to inter-departmental referrals
  • Assessment of fitness for surgery

Allied Services

  • Critical Care Department - management of patients with respiratory failure with non-invasive or invasive ventilation
  • Respiratory Therapy Department
  • General Physiotherapy Department
  • Interventional Radiology Department - for procedures like CT guided Lung or Pleural Biopsy/ Bronchial Artery Embolization

Diagnostic Services

  • Routine spirometry
  • Full lung function tests
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (TBC)
  • Limited sleep studies
  • Polysomnography
  • 6 minute walk test
  • Flight assessment to assess fitness for flying (TBC)
  • Thoracic Ultrasound and Thoracocentesis
  • Lung and Pleural biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy

Patient Stories & Case Studies

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